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Qatar Airways' touches down in Windhoek

Posted 29 September 2016 · Add Comment

Windhoek, welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive at its international airport from Doha, Qatar when it landed yesterday.

Windhoek is the first city in Namibia to be served by the Arab airline, which will fly to and from the destination four times a week with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Windhoek will be the 23rd destination in Africa served by the award-winning Doha airline.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive,. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to extend our network within Africa by adding the premium leisure and business destination of Windhoek to our route map. Africa remains one of our key target areas for growth and we have identified Namibia as an important African nation to include in our expansion plans.

“With the launch of this service we look forward to strengthening our ties with the people of Namibia, who we are pleased to connect with more than 150 global destinations via our hub in Doha, while supporting the country’s growing tourism industry by flying in tourists from all around the world.”

Namibia Tourism Board’s chief executive officer, Digu Naobeb, said: “The new flight route provides the opportunity to promote Namibia as a business and leisure destination amongst Qatar Airways’ wide network of travellers. The route not only improves connections with mature destinations, but allows Namibia to tap into new markets that are also served by the airline. We look forward to welcoming visitors to Namibia via this new gateway in Doha.”

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