|Qatar launched flights to Mozambique|
|Thursday, 01 November 2012 15:55|
Qatar Airways launched flights from Doha to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, becoming the first and only Middle Eastern airline flying to Mozambique.
Via Qatar's hub in Doha, Qatar will connect Maputo to cities such as Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Paris, Mumbai, New York, Washington and Montreal.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker commented: "Qatar Airways always looks to open up air travel markets which are underserved – and Mozambique is an example of this. Mozambique has historic links with Europe, being a former Portuguese colony, so we look forward to flying passengers with family, or business ties to and from Lisbon through our online points in southern Europe."
Mozambique is the 19th African route for Qatar and 10th new route of the year so far - the others are: Baku (Azerbaijan); Tbilisi (Georgia); Kigali (Rwanda); Zagreb (Croatia), Erbil (Iraq), Baghdad (Iraq), Perth (Australia), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) and Yangon (Myanmar).
Over the next few months, Qatar Airways will launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including Belgrade, Serbia (November 20); Warsaw, Poland (December 5), Gassim, Saudi Arabia (7 January 2013); Najaf, Iraq (January 23); Phnom Penh, Cambodia (February 20); and Chicago, USA (April 10).