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Qatar Airways Starts Lagos-Abuja Flights

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Qatar Airways today introduced three weekly flights from Abuja, Nigeria via Lagos, becoming the sixth new destination announced by the national carrier of the State of Qatar since the start of the pandemic.

The Airline said the Abuja service will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.

Qatar Airways Vice-President, Africa, Mr. Hendrik Du Preez, said: “We are excited to land in the capital of Nigeria today, our second destination in Nigeria. I am proud to say Abuja is the sixth new destination we have launched since the start of the pandemic.

“With the strong Nigerian diaspora in Europe, U.S. and the UK, we are thrilled to now be flying three times weekly to Abuja via Lagos. 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.”

Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, said: “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria is very pleased to welcome to Abuja Qatar Airways, one of the best and most efficient airlines in the world.

“This is another important milestone in our mutual service delivery to the Nation, especially during these challenging times. We assure you of our consistent support and cooperation that will add more value to your operations.”

With flights to more than 85 destinations in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America, passengers wanting to travel to or from Nigeria can now enjoy seamless connectivity via the best airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport.

By mid-December, Qatar Airways disclosed that it will operate over 65 weekly flights to 20 destinations in Africa, including Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Durban, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Luanda, Maputo, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tunis, and Zanzibar.

“In line with the Airline’s expanding operations across Africa, passengers can look forward to a touch of African hospitality onboard with the carrier’s multicultural cabin crew including more than 30 African nationalities.

“Additionally, passengers across our network can also enjoy a variety of African movies, TV shows and music on Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system.

Qatar Airways announced that all travellers from Africa can now enjoy new baggage allowances ranging from 46 Kg for Economy Class split over two pieces and 64 Kg split over two pieces in Business Class.

“This initiative is designed to offer passengers more flexibility and comfort when travelling on board Qatar Airways,” the Airline said.

Qatar Airways’ strategic investment in a variety of fuel-efficient, twin-engine aircraft, including the largest fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft, has enabled it to continue flying throughout this crisis and perfectly positions it to lead the sustainable recovery of international travel.

The airline recently took delivery of three new state-of-the-art Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, increasing its total A350 fleet to 52 with an average age of just 2.6 years.

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