QATAR AIRWAYS EAST AFRICA UPDATES
As the inaugural flight from Doha to Kigali, via Entebbe, is preparing for departure from the award winning airlines home base, their PR team already on site in Rwanda has released more information about their future route planning for the Eastern African region.
It was previously mentioned here that one of the double daily frequencies to Nairobi will be extended from 25th July onwards to Kilimanjaro International Airport, before returning via the same waypoints back to Doha later in the day. That flight will open up the Northern safari circuit of Tanzania, bringing the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, Tarangire as well as the Arusha National Park and the Kilimanjaro National Park within two stops from anywhere the fast expanding global network of Qatar Airways reaches on the globe.
A similar scenario is according to information given this morning by the QR PR team evolving for Mombasa, which from mid August will be served via Dar es Salaam, opening Kenyas finest beaches and resorts to travelers from not only the Gulf destinations Qatar serves but again from the entire network. It is a major boost for Mombasa as presently only Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and 1Time are flying scheduled services to Kenyas second city, and having a major international airline add the coastal resort city to its schedule will add options for travelers and help promote the sundrenched beaches and resorts catering for the most discerning traveler but also for those on a tight budget.
What is still awaited are details when the flights to Zanzibar will commence, probably also being served via Dar es Salaam when the announcement is being made, expected later today when Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Al Baker will address the media, and guests, at the Pearl Lounge of Kigalis Kanombe International Airport. Watch this space.