US: Qatar Airways to offer direct flights to Maputo, Mozambique

New York, US (PANA) - One of the world leading airlines, Qatar Airways, on Wednesday said it would upgrade to non-stop B787 Dreamliner service three times weekly between Doha and Maputo, Mozambique, effective 27 March.

A statement from the Qatar Airways Office in New York City, said the airline currently served the Doha–Maputo route three times a week via South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg.

It said: "With the start of the new non-stop service to Maputo International Airport, passengers from the UK can now take advantage of a seamless one-stop connection to Mozambique’s capital city via Doha, saving approximately five hours per direction from prior itineraries."

It also noted that travellers from Mozambique would have more convenient options to more than 150 destinations around the world, including popular destinations like Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Karachi, Mumbai, Delhi and Dubai.

The statement recalled that, Qatar Airways launched scheduled flights in October 2012 to Maputo.

"With the announcement to de-link flights from Johannesburg, Qatar Airways’ Maputo route will become a dedicated non-stop service between Qatar and Mozambique operated on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays," it said.

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: "The move was is a significant vote of confidence in the Mozambican travel market, and three years ago, Qatar Airways began flights to Maputo via Johannesburg, and over that time we have seen a consistent increase in demand resulting in the announcement, making our Maputo-Doha flights non-stop."

"We are very pleased that we will now be able to provide leisure and business passengers shorter, more convenient flights when travelling between Doha and Maputo," added Al Baker.
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10 february 2016 16:00:56

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