From September 29, 2020, Qatar Airways will be operating four weekly services to Accra in Ghana, via Lagos.
This new route will represent the fourth new destination launched by the Qatari national carrier since the start of the pandemic.
Accra flights will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, boasting 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy class.
Enthusing on the good news was chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker: “We are delighted to be launching flights to the capital of Ghana, one of the fastest growing economies in the region famed for its local hospitality and highly sought after agricultural exports. We first announced our intention to launch flights to Accra in January 2020 and while the pandemic has slightly delayed these plans, it has not stopped us from fulfilling our commitment to passengers in Ghana and around the world.”
He continued: “With the strong Ghanaian diaspora especially in Europe, the UK and US, we are thankful to the Ghanaian Government for their support in helping us to launch these flights providing an opportunity to reunite family and friends with their loved ones. We look forward to working closely with our partners in Ghana to steadily grow this route and support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region.”
Qatar Airways now offers connections to over 28 destinations in Asia-Pacific, 31 in Europe, 12 in the Middle East and nine in North America, allowing travellers to or from Ghana to enjoy seamless connectivity via Hamad International Airport.
Looking ahead to mid-October, Qatar Airways will operate 46 weekly flights to 14 destinations in Africa, including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Entebbe, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tunis, Windhoek and Zanzibar.