Qatar Airways starts flying between Doha and Maputo

1 November 2012

Qatar Airways Wednesday launched scheduled flights to Mozambique and will fly to the East African country’s capital, Maputo three times a week with a stop off in Johannesburg.

The airline is the first from the Middle East to fly to Mozambique, which is its 19th destination in Africa and the 10th route launched this year.

Qatar Airways’ manager for Africa, Rashid Mordiffi, said, at a reception held in Maputo that with this new link Mozambican citizens would be able to travel, via Doha, to destinations such as Beijing, Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Paris, New York, Washington, and Montreal.

Qatar Airways provided the first flight using a Boeing 777, with 335 seats, 42 in executive class and the remaining 293 seats in economy class.

In Africa, Qatar Airways flies to 19 cities – Alexandria, Algiers, Benghazi, Cairo, Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Luxor, Casablanca, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kilimanjaro, Kigali, Lagos, Maputo, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tripoli, and Tunis. (macauhub)