Qatar Airways has resumed service to Jomo Kenyatta
International Airport (NBO) - Nairobi, Kenya with 14 weekly
flights, and to Kigali International Airport (KGL) - Kigali, Rwanda
with thrice weekly flights.
Qatar Airways has a strong relationship with Kenya and Rwanda with
almost 15 years of operations to Nairobi and eight years of
operations to Kigali. The airline began scheduled
services from Nairobi on 15 November 2005 followed by Kigali on 24
March 2012 and Mombasa on 9 December 2018.
With the resumtpion of Kigali and Nairobi services, the
airline now operates 33 weekly flights to eight destinations in
Africa including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti,
Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Tunis.
“Qatar Airways continues to maintain an
expanding schedule with now more than 500 weekly flights to over
75 destinations,” said Qatar Airways
Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker. “Qatar Airways has been
the most reliable airline during the pandemic and will continue to
ensure its promised five-star service and hospitality is delivered
across its network. We hope to see many people come visit Kenya
and Rwanda and explore the world’s stunning wildlife and more.”
During COVID19 pandemic, Qatar Airways Cargo continued
operating its scheduled twice-weekly with A330 freighters and four
times weekly with Boeing 777 freighters to Nairobi along with
freight charters. With the resumption of passenger flights to
Nairobi, the cargo carrier will operate 20 flights in total,
offering more than 700 tonnes of cargo capacity each week, each
Onboard, all Qatar Airways passengers are
now provided with a complimentary protective kit. Inside a ziplock
pouch they will find a single-use surgical face mask, large
disposable powder-free gloves and an alcohol-based hand sanitiser
gel. The airline has also introduced disposable face shields for
adults and children. Passengers travelling from Hamad
International Airport (HIA) will receive their face shields at the
check-in counters, whereas at other destinations, the face shields
will be distributed at the boarding gates.
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