Qatar Airways to start Addis Ababa, South Africa, Lagos, Tunis services by June end
By the end of June, Qatar Airways aims is to have 80 destinations in the schedule including 23 in Europe, four in the Americas, 20 in the Middle East/Africa, and 33 in Asia-Pacific.
May 07, 2020: By the end of June, Qatar Airways aims is to have 80 destinations in the schedule including 23 in Europe, four in the Americas, 20 in the Middle East/Africa, and 33 in Asia-Pacific. Many cities will be served with a strong schedule with daily or more frequencies. By the end of June, it will fly to Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos, and Tunis in Africa.
Qatar Airways will begin a phased approach to expanding its network in line with passenger demand evolution and the expected relaxation of entry restrictions around the world. Currently, the airline continues to operate flights to more than 30 destinations around the world. By the end of May, the airline plans to grow its network back to over 50 destinations resuming services to cities such as Manila, Amman, and Nairobi.
The group’s chief executive Akbar Al Baker said, “Throughout this crisis, our passengers have been at the centre of our focus. Our airline has implemented industry-leading hygiene practices and commercial policies enabling our passengers to book and travel with confidence. We have maintained a flexible and agile network to help take over 1 million people home through our state of the art hub in Doha and to transport more than 100,000 tonnes of essential medical and aid supplies to where they are needed.”
The gradual expansion will focus initially on strengthening connections between the airline’s hub in Doha with the global hubs of its partner airlines around the world including London, Chicago, Dallas, and Hong Kong along with reopening many major business and leisure destinations such as Madrid and Mumbai.
“As we follow the indicators of the global travel market on a daily basis, we continue to focus on our mission - how we can enable mobility for our customers and provide them with seamless connectivity to their final destination. We have built a strong level of trust with passengers, governments, trade, and airports as a reliable partner during this crisis and we intend to continue delivering on this mission as we gradually expand our network,” he said.
The other destinations served by the end of June include the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Europe.