14 July 2013

Ethiopia: Qatar Airways to Start Flight to Addis Abeba

Gulf carrier Qatar Airways is to start service to Ethiopia, offering three weekly Doha to Addis Abeba operations on board Airbus A320 aircraft. The Airways also opened reservations for its announced new route to Addis Abeba, from its Doha hub on Sunday, July 07, 2013.

Qatar Airways revealed its expansion plan toEthiopiaat the Arabian Travel Market earlier this year. With additional East Africa destinations still on hold-the announced flights to Mombasa and Zanzibar are still on ice over suspected traffic right issues-has Qatar Airways now planned to utilise an Airbus A320 on the three times weekly flight which will launch on September 18, 2013.

Qatar Airways will be the sole carrier on the route which has been made possible following the conclusion of bilateral talks with the Ethiopian government. Qatar Airways intends to use their proven Airbus A320 on the route, which will mark the airline's 20th destination on the African continent.

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