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Qatar Airways Launches Service From Doha to Lusaka, Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe

Qatar Airways has launched new linked service between Doha and Lusaka, Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe. The inaugural flight took place on Sunday (August 8th) and was operated with a state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900.

Qatar Airways Launches Inaugural Linked Service Between Doha and Lusaka, Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe - Courtesy Qatar Airways

On Sunday (August 8, 2021), Qatar Airways announced an expansion of their network in Southern Africa with new linked service between Doha and Lusaka, Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe. The inaugural flight was serviced with a state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 featuring 36 award-winning Qsuite Business Class seats and 247 Economy Class seats. Lusaka is Zambia’s largest city and commercial center, and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) serves as the gateway to Zambia’s legendary attractions such as the Victoria Falls (which it shares with Zimbabwe), to game reserves and a variety of wildlife. Harare is the capital of Zimbabwe and will be served via Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (HRE). Harare features World Heritage archeological sites and stunning natural landscapes. The aircraft was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute upon arrival in Lusaka and Harare.

In Sunday’s announcement, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,

“We have ambitious plans for Africa which is one of the fastest-growing economic regions of the world, with rising consumer demand and an abundance of natural resources. We see enormous potential in not just outbound travel from Zimbabwe and Zambia, but also inbound traffic from India, UK, and Americas. We look forward to strengthen trade and tourism links between Zimbabwe and Zambia, and destinations on the Qatar Airways network, and steadily grow these routes to support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region.”

Qatar Airways' Schedule Between Doha and Lusaka, Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe - Courtesy Qatar Airways

During the pandemic, Qatar Airways demonstrated their commitment to Africa by adding four routes to Accra, Abidjan, Abuja and Luanda, as well as restarting flights to Alexandria, Cairo and Khartoum, expanding their footprint in the region to 27 destinations in 21 countries. Flights to Lusaka and Harare will we offered three times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the state of Qatar and operates over 1,200 weekly flights to more than 140 destinations, providing more flexible travel options to more global destinations than any other airline. Qatar Airways was named the ‘World’s Best Airline’ in the 2019 World Airline Awards managed by Skytrax as well as the ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ and ‘World’s Best Business Class.’ The carrier has also been awarded the title for ‘Best Business Class Seat’ in recognition of their ground-breaking Qsuite product which offers a spacious 1-2-1 seat layout and is available on flights to more than 40 destinations including Johannesburg, Frankfurt, New York and Singapore.

Additionally, Qatar Airways is the only carrier to have ever received the prestigious “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title five times. The airline normally serves over 170 global destinations with a fleet of more than 250 modern aircraft. Qatar Airways’ primary hub is located at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.

Source: Qatar Airways


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