Qatar Airways lands in Ghana with four weekly flights


Qatar Airways has announced it will operate four weekly flights to Accra, Ghana via Lagos from September 29, becoming the fourth new destination launched by the national carrier of the State of Qatar since the start of the pandemic.

The Accra 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 delighted to land in Accra today. Qatar Airways has wanted to operate flights to Accra for some time and while the pandemic has slightly delayed these plans, it has not stopped us from fulfilling our commitment to passengers in Ghana and around the world.”

He added, “as one of the fastest-growing economies in the region known for its local hospitality and highly sought after agricultural exports, I am certain Accra will grow to be an important destination in our network.”

“With flights to more than twenty-eight destinations in Asia-Pacific, thirty-one in Europe, twelve in the Middle East and nine in North America, passengers wanting to travel to or from Ghana can now enjoy seamless connectivity via the best airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport. We look forward to working closely with our partners in Ghana to steadily grow this route and support the recovery of tourism and trade in the

Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) Managing Director, Mr. Yaw Kwakwa said: “As Operators and Managers of Kotoka International Airport (KIA), GACL is delighted about Qatar Airways’ announcement to launch passenger flight operations to Accra. We welcome this long-awaited decision, which will expand seat capacity and offer greater connectivity options to destinations across the world for the traveling public.”

“We believe, that together, we can achieve GACL’S vision of positioning Ghana as the Preferred Aviation Hub and Leader in Airport Business in West Africa.”

By mid-October, Qatar Airways will operate forty-seven weekly flights to fifteen destinations in Africa, including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Entebbe, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Maputo, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tunis, Windhoek and Zanzibar.

A statement by the airline read “according to the latest IATA data, Qatar Airways has become the largest international carrier between April to July by fulfilling its mission of taking people home. This enabled the airline to accumulate unmatched experience in carrying passengers safely and reliably and uniquely positioned the airline to effectively rebuild its network. The carrier has stringently implemented the most advanced safety and hygiene measures on board its aircraft and in Hamad International Airport.”

Qatar Airways’ onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew include the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for cabin crew and a complimentary protective kit and disposable face shields for passengers.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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