Qatar Airways stretches services in Nigeria

Qatar Airways extends movements in two Nigerian states [Image: courtesy]
Nigerians will enjoy more service from Qatar Airlines, this comes after Arabian Airways announced to expand its services in the West African country, with the launch of four weekly flights to Kano state, and the other three weekly flights to Port Harcourt.

The step was made public on its official page, noting that the flights are to start from March 2, for the Kano routes, and March 3, for the Port Harcourt route.

The two new Nigerian destinations for Qatar flights will become the seventh and eighth new African gateways launched by Qatar Airways since the start of the pandemic. With the commencements of operations in both routes, the airline will be operating a total of 188 weekly flights to 28 destinations in Africa.

Qatar Airline is currently running two daily flights to Lagos and four times a week to Abuja, will now commence a daily service in March.

The airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner will serve both routes with 22 seats in the Business Class and 232 in Economy Class.

The Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Mr. Akbar Al Baker said the Kano route is an opportunity to grow traffic.

According to him, the new routes will bring about the remarkable growth potential for travel and trade in Nigeria.

“The airline was one of the few to keep operating to many African destinations throughout the pandemic and, as restrictions are lifted, is continuing to expand its network on the continent.

“As home to the largest economy and population in the region, we see tremendous growth potential for travel and trade in Nigeria. It is a key market and an important part of our African growth strategy; the expansion of our presence across two new gateways is a testament to our continuous commitment to Nigeria,” Mr. Al Baker spoke.