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Qatar Airways makes its inaugural flight to Kinshasa

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Monsier Londole, Deputy Director General of the Airport Authority

Qatar Airways has made its inaugural flight to N’djili International Airport Kinshasa, DRC  opening up a new gateway in Africa, connecting the DRC with Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

This now brings to 29 African destinations served by the airline.

The new route promises to connect Kinshasa to the world via Qatar Airways’ Doha hub, Hamad International Airport.

Additionally, this strategic move by the airline will improve air connectivity across the African continent and will forge stronger economic and business prospects as well as cultural ties.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said: “At Qatar Airways, we recognise the immense potential in Africa. We are dedicated to enhancing connectivity throughout the continent, enabling seamless access to business and leisure opportunities. We look forward to offering our passengers travelling to and from the DRC convenient travel options through our award-winning hub, Hamad International Airport.”

Qatar Airways inaugural Kinshasa flight taxis to the stand

The four weekly services will also increase capacity to Angola, raising the number of flights to Luanda from one to four.

The addition of Kinshasa also complements the airline’s over 170 weekly flights across Africa, emphasising Qatar Airways’ commitment to enhancing connectivity throughout the continent.

There has been a strong growth in the market with nine (9)new destinations operated by Qatar Airways in Africa since December 2020. Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Kinshasa, Harare, Kano, Luanda, Lusaka, and Port Harcourt are the African cities newly added to the extensive Qatar Airways network, while Cairo and Alexandria were resumed.

In addition, Qatar Airways schedules in most of the Africa markets have been optimised in the last 12 months to ensure convenient connectivity to China. It is also the case with Luanda, and now Kinshasa with this new flight that conveniently connects with key markets such as Belgium, France, Portugal and the Middle East.

 

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