Qatar Airways will expand its African operations
on 31 October 2012 with scheduled flights to Mozambique.
Thrice-weekly flights will operate from Doha to
Mozambique’s capital city of Maputo via Johannesburg, becoming the
20th African destination served by the airline.
The Maputo service will be
operated by the airline’s flagship long-haul Boeing 777 aircraft.
“This truly is the year of an African adventure
for Qatar Airways with the introduction of four new routes on this
Continent of diverse landscapes, diverse peoples, diverse cultures
and diverse natural attractions,” said Qatar Airways Chief
Akbar Al Baker. “Mozambique is a great example of a market
that we believe has great potential linking up with key feeder
markets in Europe, Asia and other parts of the world.”
The former Portuguese colony in southern Africa
is Qatar Airways’ fourth new route across the diverse African continent to be launched during 2012.
Bordering the Indian Ocean, Mozambique has an economy based on
natural resources, largely agriculture. Chemical manufacturing, aluminium and petroleum production are significant growth sectors,
attracting investment from around the world. Maputo is a city
steeped in colonial architecture reflecting its strong Portuguese
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