August 31, 2020: From September 6, Qatar Airways will resume three-weekly flights to Mogadishu, Somalia with three weekly flights. The service will be operated by an A320.

Meanwhile, Djibouti will witness an increased frequency of six weekly flights.

The airline will operate this service as a tagged flight to its existing operations to Djibouti which resumed last month. The resumption of three-weekly flights to Mogadishu will see Qatar Airways network in Africa expand to nine destinations. The service will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from Doha to Mogadishu via Djibouti.

With the addition of Mogadishu, the airline will operate 40 weekly flights to the continent across nine destinations including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, Tunis, and Zanzibar.

By mid-September, the airline will operate over 650 weekly flights to more than 85 destinations. During the month of September, the airline will resume flights to Houston, Kathmandu, Philadelphia, and Sialkot.

Ankara, Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Ho Chi Minh City, London Heathrow, New York JFK, and Sulaymaniyah will witness increased frequency.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said, “The gradual rebuilding of our network has been focused on strengthening connections between our hub in Doha and key gateways around the world as well as major business and leisure destinations. The resumption of flights to Philadelphia will provide seamless connections via our US partners to several key domestic points such as Atlanta, Detroit and Miami. Similarly, the increase in frequencies to Djibouti, Ho Chi Minh City, London and New York will provide further air freight capacity to these important trade and economic centres.”

“We also remain in close contact with Australian authorities regarding flight restrictions as ensuring the ongoing repatriation of passengers to the country is becoming increasingly challenging. Despite the restrictions on passengers allowed to be carried into the country, we continue to fulfil our mission to facilitate ongoing repatriation for as many people as possible by operating a robust Australian network to five cities, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne (currently no inbound passengers permitted), Perth and Sydney, offering more flights than any other international airline. While other airlines grounded operations, we maintained our flights, carrying almost 40 percent of all international travellers to and from Australia between April and June 2020. These flights have also helped maintain vital supply chains for Australian businesses with our airline carrying over 15,000 tonnes of Australian goods since March 1, 2020.”

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