On November 27, 2020, Qatar Airways will launch three-times-weekly flights to Abuja, Nigeria, via Lagos, which will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy class.
This new route marks the sixth new destination to be announced by the Qatari airline since the start of the pandemic.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker declared: “We are delighted to be launching flights to the capital of Nigeria. With the strong Nigerian diaspora in Europe, the US and the UK, we are thrilled to now be flying to Abuja in addition to our existing Lagos flights which started back in 2007. We look forward to working closely with our partners in Nigeria to steadily grow this route and support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region.”
Passengers aboard the soon-to-launch route will be welcomed with warm African hospitality provided by Qatar Airway’s multicultural cabin crew, which includes over 30 African nationalities. Additionally, passengers across the airline’s network can entertain themselves with a variety of African movies, TV shows and music on Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system.
Qatar Airways’ Abuja route will run on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flight QR1419 will depart Doha at 01:10 and will arrive in Abuja at 11:35, while the return flight, QR1420, will depart Abuja at 16:20, arriving in Doha at 05:35 +1.
By mid-December, Qatar Airways will operate over 65 weekly flights to 20 destinations in Africa, including Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Durban, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Luanda, Maputo, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tunis and Zanzibar.
With flights to more than 85 destinations in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America, passengers wanting to travel to or from Nigeria can make the most of seamless connectivity via Qatar’s Hamad International Airport.