January 27, 2021: In line with the airline’s steady rebuild of its Africa network, Qatar Airways plans to increase frequencies to Cape Town (five weekly flights from February 1); Durban (increasing to three weekly flights from February 14); and Maputo (increasing to three weekly flights from February 14).

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are proud to be the leading international carrier connecting Africa with Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the US, offering more flexible travel options and a global network of flights that passengers, trade and business partners can rely on. Having launched three new destinations in Africa with Abuja, Accra and Luanda joining our network in 2020, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the region by adding new routes and steadily increasing frequencies across the continent. With the resumption of Alexandria and Cairo, we will operate over 100 weekly flights to and from Africa with connections via Hamad International Airport, to our global network of over 120 destinations. As global travel recovers in 2021, we look forward to further expanding our network and offering more connections to and from Africa.”

This month, the airline has resumed services to Alexandria (two weekly flights from January 25); Cairo (up to 16 weekly flights from18 January); Casablanca (five weekly flights from January 21); Johannesburg (18 weekly flights from January 26); and Tunis (five weekly flights from January 24).

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