Qatar Airways is expanding its East African
network with 12 additional flights across two capital cities –
Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam.
The daily Doha – Nairobi flights have
increased to 12-flights-a-week, and from 3 January 2011, an
additional two flights will take capacity up to double daily. The
expansion comes after five successful years of operations to
Kenya’s capital city.
The Tanzanian capital, Dar Es Salaam, currently
served daily, will receive an additional four flights a week from
January 2011. An additional flight from 14 February 2011 will take
frequency up to 12 weekly services.
Both routes are
operated with an A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business
Class and 132 in Economy.
The African subcontinent is one
of Qatar Airways’ largest markets by the number of destinations
served – and the region alone makes up over 10% of the airline’s
international network. The Doha-based airline currently flies to 14 cities across Africa,
including Alexandria, Algiers, Cairo, Luxor, Casablanca, Cape
Town, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Lagos, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam,
Seychelles, Tripoli and Tunis.