Qatar Airways is ready to extend Cape City, Durban and Johannesburg frequencies from March.
The airline mentioned in a press release that it has “utilized unrivalled data of worldwide passenger flows and reserving tendencies” to rebuild its South Africa community.
By March 2021, Qatar will function 28 weekly flights from South Africa.
The airline will function seven weekly flights from Cape City, which start on March 1. It has already elevated its weekly flights from Durban (3) and Johannesburg (18).
Qatar Airways Group chief govt Akbar Al Baker mentioned South Africa is a prime marketplace for the airline.
“We proceed to show our dedication to the area by including new routes and steadily growing frequencies throughout the continent.
“As international journey recovers in 2021, we look ahead to additional increasing our community and providing extra connections to and from Africa through one of the best airport within the Center East, Hamad Worldwide Airport (HIA), to our international community of over 120 locations,” he mentioned.
South African Tourism chief govt Sisa Ntshona mentioned the information demonstrates that South Africa has put measures in place for protected journey throughout Covid-19.
“We’re delighted on the confidence proven by Qatar Airways by growing its air capability to South Africa in these difficult instances.
“This enhance demonstrates to the world that South Africa has put the required measures in place to make sure that it’s protected for journey within the Covid-19 surroundings.
“Air entry is necessary for South Africa, as we to look to restoration post-Covid.
“Qatar Airways has an intensive international community that hyperlinks travellers through Doha from our supply markets.
“As we embark on our tourism restoration technique, having airways corresponding to Qatar Airways play a supporting position by growing its capability will go a great distance in aiding us to regain the worldwide arrival numbers,” Ntshona mentioned.
Qatar Airways has turn into the primary international airline on this planet to realize the celebrated 5-Star Covid-19 Airline Security Ranking by worldwide air transport score organisation Skytrax.
This follows HIA’s latest success as the primary airport within the Center East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star Covid-19 Airport Security Ranking.