By the peak of the IATA Summer Season, Qatar Airways plans to operate over 1,200 weekly flights to more than 140 destinations. The carrier plans to rebuild its network including 23 in Africa, 14 in the Americas, 43 in Asia-Pacific, 43 in Europe and 19 in the Middle East.
In Africa, the destinations include Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Algiers, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Durban, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Luanda, Maputo, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tunis, and Zanzibar. Flights to certain destinations have started to operate from January.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said, “We also continue to offer the largest international network, including launching seven new destinations, to provide the connectivity our passengers and cargo customers need. As the global vaccine rollout begins to gather pace, we look forward to a gradual easing of entry restrictions throughout 2021 and welcoming back our millions of passengers on board.”
Since the onset of the pandemic, Qatar Airways has helped transport over 500,000 tonnes of medical supplies and delivered more than 15,000,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to over 20 countries. The cargo carrier continues to focus on supporting its customers’ business and enabling global trade, while supporting impacted regions worldwide.