Published on : Thursday, September 17, 2020
Qatar Airways has decided to operate four weekly flights to Accra, Ghana via Lagos starting September 29, making the city he fourth new destination launched by the national carrier of Qatar since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Accra service will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
By mid-October, Qatar Airways will operate 46 weekly flights to 14 destinations in Africa, including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Entebbe, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tunis, Windhoek and Zanzibar.
Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive, Qatar Airways Group said in a statement that the airline is delighted to launch flights to the capital of Ghana, one of the fastest growing economies in the region famed for its local hospitality and highly sought-after agricultural exports. He mentioned that the intention to launch flights to Accra was first announced in January 2020. He shared that though the pandemic has slightly delayed the pre-decided plans, it has not stopped the company from fulfilling its commitment to passengers in Ghana and around the world.
He informed that with the strong Ghanaian diaspora especially in Europe, the UK and United States, the airline is thankful to the Ghanaian government for their support in helping the group to launch the flights and providing an opportunity to reunite family and friends with their loved ones. He concluded that the carrier is looking forward to working closely with partners in Ghana to steadily grow the route and support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region.