#QatarAirways announces Gabarone as the next African destination

#BOTSWANA TO JOIN THE QATAR AIRWAYS NETWORK

(Posted 18th July 2019)

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Qatar Airways will be the first Middle Eastern airline to operate to the capital of Botswana

Three-times weekly flights to Gaborone will be operated by an Airbus A350 aircraft

Qatar Airways earlier today announced the launch of its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27th of October 2019. The capital and largest city of Botswana will be the airline’s first destination in the African country. The flights will route via Johannesburg in South Africa.

The three-times weekly flights will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, featuring 36 seats in Business Class and 247 seats in Economy Class.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are excited to be launching three-weekly flights to Gaborone, another highly sought after destination in Africa. Qatar Airways is committed to growing our presence in Africa and adding to the 22 destinations in 15 countries we already offer. Our new service to the enchanting city of Gaborone will enable us to provide a seamless journey to and from Botswana, for passengers connecting from our extensive network of more than 160 destinations worldwide.”

Gaborone is the capital and the largest city in Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, surrounded by Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The nation’s vast nature and wildlife have made it a renowned destination for adventure tourists from across the globe.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The airline has recently launched an array of exciting new destinations, namely Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia to its extensive route network in October 2019.

Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.

In Eastern Africa does Qatar Airways serve Entebbe daily with a Boeing B787, the flight then returning to Doha via Kigali in Rwanda.

Nairobi is served three times a day, Mombasa welcomes four flights a week and in Tanzania does the airline fly to Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.

Flight schedule for Gabarone

(Sunday, Wednesday, Friday)

Doha-Johannesburg
QR1377: Departs DOH 06:55hrs, Arrives JNB 14:50hrs

Johannesburg-Gaborone
QR1377: Departs JNB 15:55hrs, Arrives GBE 16:50hrs

Gaborone-Johannesburg
QR1378: Departs GBE 18:35hrs, Arrives JNB 19:30hrs

Johannesburg-Doha
QR1378: Departs JNB 20:40hrs, Arrives DOH 06:35hrs+1

 

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