Qatar Airways has launched daily scheduled
flights to Kilimanjaro, the airline’s second destination in
Operating via the Tanzanian capital of Dar
es Salaam, Kilimanjaro takes Qatar Airways’ global network up to
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker, said that
Africa had been long under the radar of the company’s planning
team as the region was highly underserved with a lack of
international air services.
“Kilimanjaro signifies the
importance Qatar Airways places in looking at airports around the
world where capacity is limited, yet passenger demand is strong,”
he said. “We are pleased to be reinforcing our presence in
Africa with the addition of scheduled flights to Tanzania’s
tourism centre of Kilimanjaro, home to the infamous Mount
Kilimanjaro, allowing us to further develop our business on the
African continent. Kilimanjaro is an established tourist centre and is also fast emerging as a growing economic centre,
thanks to its abundant wildlife, natural scenic beauty and natural
resources. We have great confidence in the Tanzanian travel market
ever since we launched flights to Dar es Salaam in 2007.”
The Doha – Kilimanjaro route is operated with an Airbus A320
aircraft in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business
Class and 132 in Economy.
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