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Qatar Airways resumes double-daily flights to Nigeria

Qatar Airways resumes two daily flights to Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, Nigeria starting from the 1st of July 2021.

This will also account for new baggage allowances ranging from 46 kg for Economy class split over two pieces and 64 kg split over two pieces in Business Class.

The flights will be operated by state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dream-liner featuring 22 seats in Business class and 232 seats in Economy Class. This frequency is yet to increase with time and will offer passengers more flexibility to travel.

The airline added Côte d’Ivoire on the 16th of June as the fourth new African destination since the onset of the pandemic and it currently operates over 100 weekly flights to 27 destinations in Africa.

Qatar also operates three weekly flights from Abuja, connecting more passengers from Nigerian to the airline’s rapidly expanding network to no more than 140 destinations.

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Qatar Airways Vice-President, Africa Mr. Hendrik Du Preez said: “Nigeria is a very important market to us and we will continue to offer more travel options and seamless connectivity to the largest network of destinations across Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

“After just under a year of resuming flights to Lagos and launching to Abuja, following the challenges imposed by the pandemic, it is a testament to the resilience of the African region that we have now increased our frequency to Lagos. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board to enjoy our world-class hospitality and service.”

Travel daily news reported that Qatar Airways has become the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. This follows HIA’s recent success as the first and only airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating. 

The airline has also added seven new destinations in the past 12 months including San Francisco and Seattle in the US, Abuja, Accra and Luanda in Africa, and Brisbane and Cebu in Asia Pacific.

Source: Qatar Airways