Jan 24, 2019: Qatar Airways has introduced new direct service to Gothenburg, its second gateway to Sweden, from Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha. The five-day weekly flight will be served by Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city is an important industrial and business centre, with the largest port in the Nordic countries.

Akbar Al Baker, group chief executive, Qatar Airways, said, “This new gateway will offer our Swedish passengers more convenience and enhanced connectivity to an extensive choice of destinations on our global route network.”

Swedavia AB’s president and CEO, Jonas Abrahamsson, said, “Sweden is Scandinavia’s largest economy and one of Europe’s strongest. New direct routes are an important contributing factor, as improved market connectivity is crucial for Sweden´s tourism, businesses, the ability to attract investments and exchange of knowledge. We are delighted that in five years, Qatar Airways has doubled traffic on the direct route between Doha and Stockholm, significantly increasing connectivity between Sweden and the rest of the world.”

As one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, Qatar Airways Cargo already has a large presence in the Nordics region, operating belly-hold flights to and from Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Stockholm, along with four weekly freighters from Oslo. The five weekly wide-body belly-hold flights to and from Gothenburg will increase the overall tonnage to 1,000 tonnes per week from the Nordic region. Direct flights from Gothenburg will greatly benefit the automotive, pharma, high tech, and general industries in Sweden, and offer efficient connections to the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand via the carrier’s state-of-the-art hub in Doha.

In Eastern Africa, Qatar Airways flies daily between Doha and Entebbe, Uganda in combination with Kigali, Rwanda. The airline also flies three times a day to Nairobi, four times a week to Mombasa and serves Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar in Tanzania.

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