Qatar Airways adds Uganda, Azerbaijan and Georgia
Uganda, Azerbaijan and Georgia have joined the list of countries served by Qatar Airways.
Daily non-stop scheduled flights to Uganda's second largest city of Entebbe are due to begin on November 2, marking the carrier's first new route to the African continent since early 2007.
On November 30, Qatar Airways introduces a daily flight to Baku, Azerbaijan that will continue on to Tbilisi, Georgia.
The newt routes will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business Class and 132 in Economy.
"Qatar Airways already has a successful operation to the Russian capital Moscow. Expanding our presence deeper into Central Asia has been a focus of ours for some time so it is with extreme delight to be able to announce we will soon have new routes to add in this part of the world,” said Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways.
"And we are pleased to be reinforcing our presence in Africa, four years after our last move there when we launched flights to Tanzania's capital city of Dar es Salaam. Adding Entebbe provides us with another foothold deeper into the African continent, where we already serve 15 destinations. We are confident this route start-up will be as successful as the others being planned.”
The carrier starts scheduled flights to Shiraz, Venice and Montreal in June; Kolkata (Calcutta) in July; Sofia in September and Oslo in October.
In January this year, the airline launched flights to Bucharest, Budapest and Brussels.
Stuttgart was added in March and the Syrian city of Aleppo became the carrier’s 100th destination last April.