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Qatar Airways Resumes Service to Mogadishu With Three Weekly Flights From September 6, 2020

Qatar Airways announced on Sunday the resumption of service to Mogadishu, Somalia with three weekly flights via Djibouti starting September 6, 2020. The route will be serviced with an Airbus A320 configured with 12 Business and 120 Economy Class seats.


Qatar Airways Airbus A321neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Sunday (August 30, 2020), Qatar Airways announced the resumption of service to Mogadishu, Somalia from September 6, 2020, expanding their global network to over 85 destinations. The carrier will operate three-weekly flights to the capital city of Somalia via Djibouti and the route will be serviced with an Airbus A320 configured with 12 Business and 120 Economy Class seats. The additional service expands Qatar Airways’ network in Africa to nine destinations. The airline will now operate 40 weekly flights to the continent including service to Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, Tunis and Zanzibar. In today’s announcement, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,


“We are delighted to resume flights to the capital city of Somalia. Mogadishu is considered to be the most populous city in Somalia and with our flights, passengers will be able to enjoy Qatar Airways wide network via our hub, Hamad International Airport, which was recently voted the Best Airport in the Middle East. Passengers flying Qatar Airways will benefit from our extensive international network in Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S. as we lead the way in keeping Africa connected to the world. Qatar Airways remains committed to providing global connectivity to markets across Africa through the launch of new destinations along with the rapid resumption of services due to the suspended due to the pandemic. We look forward to welcoming our passengers back onboard to explore our growing network in Africa.”


Qatar Airways Resumes Service to Mogadishu, Somalia From September 6, 2020 - Courtesy Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has enhanced onboard safety measures for guests and crew including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for cabin crew including masks, gloves, safety glasses and a new protective gown. The carrier has also implemented a modified meal service designed to limit contact. Passengers are also required to wear facemasks inflight, and the carrier recommends travelers bring their own for personalized fit and comfort. The airline has also introduced protective face shields which will be distributed at the check-in counters at Hamad International Airport. Guests boarding from other locations will receive their face shield at the boarding gate. Qatar Airways’ guests will receive a complimentary protective kit onboard which includes a single-use surgical mask, large disposable powder-free gloves and an alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel. Additionally, Qatar Airways now allows unlimited date changes for tickets (within 5,000 miles of the original destination) for travel completed before December 31, 2020, without any fare difference charges.


Business Class Guests traveling in Qatar Airways’ award-winning Qsuite will enjoy a private sanctuary with sliding privacy partitions and fully closing doors. Customers can also use the ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) indicator in their private suite to limit crew interactions. Qsuite is currently available on flights to over 30 destinations including London, Sydney, Singapore and Dallas-Fort Worth and will be added to more routes throughout the summer.


Celebrated and award-winning Qatar Airways was named the ‘World’s Best Airline’ in the 2019 World Airline Awards managed by Skytrax. The carrier was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and awarded the title for ‘Best Business Class Seat.’ Qatar Airways is the only airline ever to have received the prestigious “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title five times. The national carrier of the State of Qatar, 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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