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Qatar Airways Launches Three Weekly Flights to Abuja, Nigeria From November 27, 2020

The carrier will operate three weekly flights to Abuja via Lagos, Nigeria starting November 27th. The new destination is the sixth new route added by Qatar Airways since the start of the pandemic, expanding their African network to 20 destinations.

Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy Boeing

On Thursday (November 19, 2020), Qatar Airways announced the launch of new service to Abuja, Nigeria via Lagos starting November 27, 2020. The carrier will offer three weekly flights and the route will be serviced with a state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner configured with 22 Business and 232 Economy Class seats. The new service expands Qatar Airways’ network in Africa to over 65 weekly flights across 20 destinations. Passengers traveling from Abuja will enjoy seamless connections via Hamad International Airport in Doha to more than 85 destinations across the carrier’s global network with flights to the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America. In Thursday’s announcement, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,

“We are delighted to be launching flights to the capital of Nigeria. With the strong Nigerian diaspora in Europe, U.S. and the UK, we are thrilled to now be flying to Abuja in addition to our existing Lagos flights which started back in 2007. We look forward to working closely with our partners in Nigeria to steadily grow this route and support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region.”

Qatar Airways Launches Service to Abuja, Nigeria - Courtesy Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways’ guests traveling to or from Africa will now enjoy expanded travel opportunities with service to Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Durban, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Abuja, Luanda, Maputo, Mogadishu, Nairobi, the Seychelles, Tunis and Zanzibar. Travelers from Africa will also benefit from generous baggage allowances ranging from 46 Kg for Economy Class (split over two pieces) and 64 Kg in Business Class (split over two pieces).

Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the state of Qatar and currently operates over 700 weekly flights to more than 100 destinations, providing more flexible travel options to more global destinations than any other airline. The carrier 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,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class.’ Qatar Airways 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. Additionally, the airline is the only carrier to have ever received the prestigious “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title five times. Qatar Airways normally serves over 170 global destinations with a fleet of more than 250 modern aircraft. The airline’s primary hub is located at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.

Source: Qatar Airways


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