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Qatar Airways to Launch Service to Accra, Ghana With Four Weekly Flights From September 29, 2020

Qatar Airways announced on Tuesday that they will launch four weekly flights to Accra, Ghana Starting September 29, 2020. The new Accra flights expand the carrier’s network in Africa to 46 weekly flights across 14 destinations.

Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy Boeing

On Tuesday (September 15, 2020), Qatar Airways announced an expansion of their network in Africa with four weekly flights to Accra from September 29, 2020. The carrier will now offer 46 weekly flights to 14 destinations in Africa including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Entebbe, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tunis, Windhoek and Zanzibar. Service to Accra will be operated with a state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner configured with 22 Business Class and 232 Economy Class Seats. Qatar Airways’ guests traveling from Ghana can now enjoy seamless connectivity via Hamad International Airport to over 28 destinations in the Asia-Pacific, 31 in Europe, 12 in the Middle East and nine in North America. In Tuesday’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 Ghana, one of the fastest growing economies in the region famed for its local hospitality and highly sought after agricultural exports. We first announced our intention to launch flights to Accra in January 2020 and while the pandemic has slightly delayed these plans, it has not stopped us from fulfilling our commitment to passengers in Ghana and around the world. With the strong Ghanaian diaspora especially in Europe, the UK and U.S. we are thankful to the Ghanaian Government for their support in helping us to launch these flights providing an opportunity to reunite family and friends with their loved ones. We look forward to working closely with our partners in Ghana to steadily grow this route and support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region.”

Qatar Airways Launches Four Weekly Flights to Accra, Ghana - 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. Tickets booked for travel up to December 31, 2020 will remain valid for two years from the date of issuance.

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 Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, London, Paris and New York.

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