Qatar Airways to launch new route to Lusaka, Harare

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Zambia and Zimbabwe are being added to Qatar Airways’ list of destinations in Africa from August 6, bringing its services to two important southern African destinations.

The new service to Lusaka and onwards to Harare is scheduled to be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It will connect passengers in Zambia and Zimbabwe with Qatar Airways’ global network of more than 140 destinations. With the addition of these two new routes, the carrier will operate over 100 weekly flights to 27 destinations in Africa.

“Africa continues to be an area of strong growth for Qatar Airways and launching this service will support the development of the economy and tourism sector in both countries,” Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker said.

“Not only do we continue to rebuild our network after the pandemic, but we are actively expanding it with the addition of these two key destinations. These are the fifth and sixth new destinations in Africa added to our network since the start of the pandemic, taking our total new destinations added across the globe to 10,” the airlines’ CEO added.

The launch of Lusaka and Harare also supports increased demand for trade between Zambia and Zimbabwe and destinations on the airline’s network such as London, Frankfurt, and New York and from multiple points in China. With a total of 30 tonnes of cargo capacity on the aircraft per flight, Qatar Airways Cargo will play a key role in facilitating key exports from Zambia and Zimbabwe.

In October 2020, Qatar Airways signed an interline agreement with airline Airlink, in an effort to expand its presence in the Southern Africa region. The agreement was inked to provide passengers with seamless connectivity via Cape Town, and Johannesburg to a number of regional destinations in Southern Africa including; Gaborone, Maun, Tete, Port Elizabeth, Lusaka, Harare, and Victoria Falls.

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