Come March 2020, Qatar Airways would extend its services to Luanda and Angola according to information from the management of the airline. The service, which operates up to five-times weekly to the capital and largest city of Angola will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The plan has 22 Business Class seats and 232 seats in Economy Class totaling 252 passengers. The commencement of the flight would be the award-winning airline’s first gateway to the African nation.
His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, of the airline said, “We are excited to be announcing our new service to Luanda – the latest destination in our rapidly expanding African network connecting Luanda to key markets in the Far East, South East Asia and Europe. The new route to the coastal city of Luanda not only further solidifies the links between the State of Qatar and Angola, but will enable us to provide a seamless journey to and from this fascinating country and one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Qatar Airways is committed to growing our presence in Africa and adding to the 24 destinations in 17 countries we already offer”.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The national carrier for the State of Qatar has recently launched an array of exciting new destinations, including Rabat- Morocco, Izmir-Turkey, Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon-Portugal and Mogadishu-Somalia. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia, and Gaborone, Botswana, to its extensive route network in October 2019.
The multi-award-winning airline was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times in quick succession.