Qatar Airways will upgrade its three times
weekly flights between Doha and Maputo, Mozambique, to a non-stop
Boeing 787 Dreamliner service effective 27 March 2016.
The airline currently serves the Doha –
Maputo route three times a week via South Africa’s largest city
With the start of the new non-stop service to
Maputo International Airport, passengers from Europe, the
Americas, Middle East and Asia Pacific can now take advantage
of a seamless one-stop connection to Mozambique’s capital city via
Doha, saving approximately five hours per direction from prior
Travellers from Mozambique will have more
convenient options to more than 150 destinations around the world,
including popular destinations like Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai,
Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Karachi, Mumbai, Delhi and Dubai.
Qatar Airways launched scheduled flights in October 2012 to
Maputo, Mozambique's cultural, political and commercial centre.
The airline will de-link flights from Johannesburg,
Qatar Airways’ Maputo route.
The dedicated non-stop service between Qatar and Mozambique
will be operated on the Boeing 787
Dreamliner on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker,
said, “Three years ago, Qatar Airways
began flights to Maputo via Johannesburg, and over that time we
have seen a consistent increase in demand resulting in today’s
announcement, making our Maputo-Doha flights non-stop. We are very
pleased that we will now be able to provide leisure and business
passengers shorter, more convenient flights when travelling
between Doha and Maputo.”
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