Qatar Airways has commenced its new direct service to Mombasa, Kenya.
The inaugural flight recently landed at Moi International Airport, thus marking the airline’s second gateway in Kenya. High-profile passengers onboard the flight included chief flight operations officer, Qatar Airways, Captain Jassim Al-Haroon, joined by Kenyan Charge D’Affaires a.i. to the State of Qatar, Washington Oloo, who were warmly welcomed by the County Government of Mombasa Deputy Governor, H.E. Dr. William Kingi, among other VIPs.
Qatar Airways will operate its service to Mombasa with an Airbus A320 aircraft, which features 12 business class seats and 120 seats in economy class. Passengers will be able to enjoy the airline’s superior entertainment system, offering a wide variety of entertainment options.
Thrilled with the launch was chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker: “Today’s inaugural flight to the beautiful coastal city of Mombasa marks further growth and strengthening bonds between the State of Qatar and Kenya. We are excited to be the first Middle Eastern airline to offer direct flights to Mombasa, our second gateway into Kenya. The people of Mombasa will now be able to access Qatar Airways’ extensive global network of more than 160 destinations around the world, while enjoying its award-winning service.”
Managing Director, Kenya Airports Authority, Johnny Anderson also said: “The aviation sector in Kenya is shining bright. Today’s inaugural flight gives our customers more travel choices. The Qatar Airways destination network will be a major boost to the coastal economy, especially in the area of tourism. This is a major milestone. Welcome to Mombasa.”
In the following weeks, Qatar Airways will also launch direct flights to Gothenburg, Sweden and Da Nang, Vietnam.