Airlink, Qatar Airways, join forces to bring solar power to health facilities in Uganda

UGANDA – Airlink, Centre for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), Qatar Airways, Flexport.org, and We Care Solar have joined forces to bring reliable sources of solar power to health facilities in Uganda. We Care Solar is a non-profit organisation with the mission of saving lives in childbirth by increasing clean energy access to health centres. Since 2010, We Care Solar has been achieving this through the design and distribution of their Solar Suitcase, a compact and easy-to-use solar electric system. Solar Suitcases are distributed to last-mile health facilities and provide medical lighting…

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Qatar Airways increases African routes, Cape Town, Durban, Maputo to join in February

SOUTHERN AFRICA – Qatar Airways, in line with its steady rebuild of its Africa network, has rolled out plans to increase flight frequencies to Cape Town to five weekly flights from February 1 and Durban increasing to three weekly flights from February 14. The state-owned flag carrier of Qatar will also increase flights to Maputo to three weekly flights from February 14. Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are proud to be the leading international carrier connecting Africa with Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the…

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Qatar Airways resumes flights to Egypt since 2017 following end of a regional crisis

EGYPT – Qatar Airways has resumed flights to Cairo with a daily service, touching down in the Egyptian capital for the first time since 2017 following the end of a regional crisis. The airline will operate daily flights to Cairo on a state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain agreed to heal the rift with Qatar at the Gulf Summit earlier this month, leading to the reopening of airspace and borders. Qatar Airways passengers travelling from Egypt can now enjoy seamless connectivity to over 110 global…

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Qatar Airways Cargo to roll out WebCargo platform in South Africa in February

SOUTH AFRICA – Qatar Airways Cargo will start providing forwarders with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargo. The rollout will begin with France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, and Spain on February 7, 2021. As part of the launch, Qatar Airways Cargo will be offering the most competitive rates on WebCargo by introducing a discount scheme to forwarders, resulting in an average saving of $0.06/kg for the first 20,000 shipments booked via the platform in these countries. Forwarders globally will soon be able to conduct real-time eBookings, access live…

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Rwanda drops plans to increase RwandAir fleet

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda says it is putting on hold the acquisition of new airplanes for its national carrier RwandAir mainly due to the impact of Covid-19 on business. The additional planes were to enable RwandAir serve the increasingly opened skies through the Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA). Due to the pandemic, RwandAir was forced to suspend operations following the lockdown in March, and only resumed operations in August when the country started a gradual reopening of the economy. The airline has gradually reopened routes though passenger occupancy remains…

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Qatar Airways and Airlink inks interline agreement

SOUTH AFRICA – Qatar Airways has signed an interline agreement with Airlink further expanding its presence in Southern Africa as the largest carrier to operate from the region. The agreement with Airlink will provide passengers seamless connectivity via Cape Town and Johannesburg to more than 20 regional destinations in Southern Africa including Gaborone, Maun, Tete, Port Elizabeth, Lusaka, Harare, and Victoria Falls. Qatar Airways’ passengers will benefit from access to more than 25 domestic destinations via the most on time South African airline for 2020 as measured by the Airport’s…

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Qatar airways completes inaugural flight to Ghana

GHANA – Qatar Airways, the flag carrier of Qatar, has successfully completed its inaugural flight to Ghana under the captainship of Ghanaian pilots. According to report by Ghana Web, Qatar Airway’s first flight touched down at Kotoka International Airport from Doha via Lagos on September 29th carrying 60 passengers and crew which included about 5 Ghanaians. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which features 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class, touched down at the terminal three of KIA to a water cannon salute. Minister of Aviation, Joseph…

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Qatar Airways increases African routes as Emirates restarts flights to Luanda

AFRICA – Qatar Airways is to resume services to Entebbe, Seychelles and Windhoek as well as many more global destinations. Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are proud to be the leading global airline connecting passengers with the world, helping take people safely and sustainably to where they need to be. Having one of the youngest, most fuel-efficient fleets enables us to be agile and respond quickly to passenger demand. Our focus throughout the rebuild of our network is not only on restarting destinations but also…

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Qatar Airways Seeks to Acquire 49% Stake in RwandAir to cater for growing demand

RWANDA – Qatar Airways is set to purchase a 49% stake in Rwanda’s national carrier, Rwandair, to cater for growing demand in Africa after buying a 60% stake in the new Kigali Airport. “It is a 49 percent stake that we are negotiating for in RwandaAir,” the CEO of Qatar Airways, Baker al-Baker, told a press conference on the sidelines of an international aviation conference in Doha. “The attraction of Kigali is its location, the stability of the country and the very favourable business environment that exists in that country,”…

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Qatar Airways increases Mombasa flights to five direct from Doha

KENYA – Qatar Airways is set to increase its flights between Mombasa and Doha in December, five times a week, up from four, stepping up competition for struggling national carrier Kenya Airways. The Middle East carrier, which operates three daily flights to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, said they would be flying to Mombasa five times a week, up from four. The additional flight will run from December 20 to March 27. “The increase in frequency will allow passengers to enjoy the wonders that this coastal city has to offer,…

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