US: Qatar Airways launches new services to Durban

New York, US (PANA) - One of the world's leading airlines, Qatar Airways, Monday announced a four-time, weekly service to Durban, South Africa, to further complement the airline’s existing daily flights to Cape Town and double daily flights to Johannesburg.

A statement from Qatar AIrways office in New York, made available to PANA, said travellers can now choose from a total of 21 flights a week to South Africa from Qatar Airways’ hub Hamad International Airport.

"Qatar is one of South Africa’s largest trading partners in the Middle East and we are proud to strengthen this business relationship with the launch of our new route connecting Durban directly to Doha.

"With its excellent aviation infrastructure and the development of the Dube TradePort, we expect the number of business and employment opportunities in Durban to increase," the statement quoted Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, as saying.

PANA recalled that on 16 Dec. 2015, Ethiopian Airlines launched a three-time, weekly flight between Addis Ababa and Durban, the airline’s third destination in South Africa, after Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Durban is the second largest metropolitan city and the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa, and is also one of the main tourism destinations in Africa because of the city’s warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches.

Ethiopian is a global Pan-African carrier currently serving more than 91 international destinations across five continents, with over 200 daily flights using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s Dreamliner.
-0- PANA AA/SEG 21Dec2015

21 december 2015 21:22:49




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