• Joe Breitfeller

Qatar Airways to Resume Service to Lagos, Nigeria With Four Weekly Flights From September 10, 2020

Qatar Airways announced on Monday that they will resume service to Lagos, Nigeria from September 10, 2020 with four weekly flights. Including service to Lagos, the carrier now offers 44 weekly flights to 10 destinations in Africa.


Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy Boeing

On Monday (September 7, 2020), Qatar Airways announced the expansion of their schedule to Africa with four weekly flights to Lagos Nigeria starting September 10, 2020. The resumption of service to Lagos expands the carrier’s schedule to Africa with 44 weekly flights to 10 destinations including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Tunis and Zanzibar. Service to Murtala Muhammad International Airport (LOS) in Lagos, Nigeria will be operated with a state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, configured with 22 Business and 232 Economy Class seats. Qatar Airways’ guests traveling from Lagos will enjoy seamless connections via the airline’s hub at Hamad International Airport in Doha. The carrier currently offers more than 650 weekly flights to over 85 global destinations including 27 destinations in the Asia-Pacific, 32 in Europe and nine in North America. In Monday’s announcement, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,


“We are delighted to resume flights to Lagos and further expand our network in Africa. We know the Nigerian Diaspora is spread across the globe and we are thankful to the Nigerian Government for their support in helping us reunite family and friends with their loved ones. With our mixed fleet of fuel-efficient aircraft, we are able to resume Lagos Services with the right sized aircraft that will enable us to respond quickly to passenger demand and increase frequencies, offering our passengers more flexibility to travel when they want. With 44 weekly flights to 10 destinations across Africa and plans for further resumptions in line with the easing of entry restrictions, we are committed to supporting the recovery of international tourism across the continent while also maintaining vital supply chains to support African businesses.”


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

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