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Direct Flights Between Rwanda and Qatar Launched

By Harry Johnson
Published October 10, 2021

RwandA - Qatar Direct Flights Launched Qatar Airways and RwandAir have signed a code-share agreement for nonstop flights between Kigali and Doha that will see their customers benefit from convenient access to more than 65 global code-share destinations. Rwanda’s flag carrier will also launch new non-stop flights between their Kigali hub and Doha from December 2021.

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Kigali, Rwanda, to host the second Rwanda to Host 2nd biennial Intra-African Trade FairThe code-share agreement will offer travelers more choice, enhanced service and greater connectivity across Africa and the rest of the world. Travelers from across the globe who fly with both airlines, which expands each carrier’s route network, can enjoy the simplicity of purchasing connecting flights on both airlines using one seamless reservation system that simplifies ticketing, check-in, boarding and baggage-check processes for the entire journey.

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Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, says: “We share a very close and collaborative bond with Rwanda and welcome RwandAir’s new non-stop service between Kigali and our home in Doha. With this comprehensive code-share agreement, we are committed to delivering greater choice and connectivity to our customers in Africa and around the world. The new partnership will help position Qatar Airways in the region and complement our African expansion strategy. As we brace ourselves to meet significantly increased demand for long-awaited travel, I see dynamic partnerships like this one helping to steer travel, tourism and trade firmly on the path to recovery.”

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Yvonne Makolo, RwandAir Chief Executive Officer, says: “This is a major milestone for RwandAir and marks the beginning of an exciting new journey with Qatar Airways. We are also immensely proud to welcome Doha to our route network, connecting customers with Qatar’s hub and further expanding their flight map.”

An eTurboNews article.