Qatar Airways resume routes as South African Airways shuts down
QATAR Airways has announced the resumption of flights to Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, reports the American Journal of Transportation
QATAR Airways has announced the resumption of flights to Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, reports the American Journal of Transportation.
This comes after news that operations of South African Airways (S) were suspended by administrators in charge of the struggling airline, reports Ankara's Anadolo Agency.
Qatar Airways services to South Africa will be operated by Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s. With the addition of 19 weekly flights to South Africa, Qatar Airways will operate 63 weekly flights to 17 destinations, including Accra, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Entebbe, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Maputo, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Tunis, Windhoek and Zanzibar.
'Many passengers across the world and in South Africa have been awaiting scheduled flights and we look forward to helping reunite them with their families and loved ones,' said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.
'Qatar Airways has worked closely with the Government of South Africa throughout this crisis operating 28 special charter flights to help take over 11,500 South Africans and international travellers home,' he said.