Mombasa is set to be the second city in the country to receive direct flights from Qatar Airways after the airline announced the plan to have direct flights to the coastal city.
The direct flights to the coastal city are set to start from December 9, 2018 and are expected to open up the region to more tourists and establish Mombasa as the second city after Nairobi to feature in the Airlines’ list of direct Kenyan destinations.
According to a statement made by the airline on their official website, the new four-times a week flights between Doha and Mombasa will be operated with an airbus A320 which will be fitted with 12 Business Class seats and 120 Economy Class seats.
In the statement, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker expressed his elation following the inking of the deal that is set to boost both the airline and Kenya’s tourism industry.
“Qatar Airways sees Kenya as an important market for our passengers so we are delighted to offer this new service to a second Kenyan destination,” said Baker.
“Our new direct daily service to Mombasa will prove popular with tourists interested in exploring Kenya’s beautiful tropical beaches and coastline, as well as immersing themselves in the city’s fascinating diverse mix of culture,” he added.
The CEO further reiterated that the second route to Kenya via Mombasa will help Qatar Airways earn recognition for being the go-to choice airline for travellers wishing to explore the beautiful Kenyan city.
“It also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to expand our reach with ambitious new routes around the globe to offer our unrivalled five-star customer service wherever our customers want to fly,” the CEO added in the statement.
Mombasa is Kenya’s main coastal tourist destination. The town which borders the Indian Ocean is known for its sandy white beaches, diverse cultural mix and old town charm.
Qatar Airways first started flying to Nairobi in November 2005. As part of its continued expansion plans, the award-winning airline plans a host of other exciting new destinations throughout 2018/19, including Gothenburg, Sweden; Da Nang, Vietnam; Tallinn, Estonia and Valletta, Malta, to name just a few.