Qatar Airways has launched three weekly services to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
The route between Doha and Abidjan via Accra will be operated by a state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy class, along with the capacity of up to 15 tonnes of cargo.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker commented on the development: “Launching flights to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – our fourth new destination in Africa since the start of the pandemic, after having recently launched Abuja in Nigeria; Accra in Ghana; and Luanda in Angola is a significant step in our African growth. This is testament to our commitment to the African continent where we now operate over 100 weekly flights to 25 destinations in 18 countries via our home and hub, Hamad International Airport.”
HE Al Baker continued: “At Qatar Airways, being there for our passengers, trade partners and corporate customers has been our major focus since the start of the pandemic. We thank the government of Côte d’Ivoire for their support to launch these flights and we look forward to working closely with our partners here to grow this route and support the recovery of tourism and trade in this region. As global travel recovers in 2021, we look forward to further expanding our network and offering more connections to and from Africa.”
The launch of Qatar Airways’ new Abidjan route supports increased demand for trade between Côte d’Ivoire and destinations within the carrier’s network such as Paris, Beirut and points in the Indian subcontinent. With up to 15 tonnes of cargo capacity on the aircraft per flight, Qatar Airways Cargo will play a vital role in facilitating key exports from Côte d’Ivoire.
The new Abidjan flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.