Qatar Airways’ first continuous flight from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya landed in the present day at Moi Worldwide Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Kenya.
Qatar Airways flight QR1333, operated by an Airbus A320, departed Hamad Worldwide Airport final night time at 02:30 and arrived at Moi Worldwide Airport at 08:40, the place it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute.
Qatar Airways Group chief govt, Akbar Al Baker, stated: “At this time’s inaugural flight to the gorgeous coastal metropolis of Mombasa marks additional progress and strengthening bonds between the State of Qatar and Kenya.
“We’re thrilled to be the primary Center East airline to supply direct flights to Mombasa, our second gateway into Kenya.
“The individuals of Mombasa will now be capable of entry Qatar Airways’ intensive world community of greater than 160 locations all over the world, whereas having fun with its award-winning service.”
Qatar Airways will function its service to Mombasa with an Airbus A320 plane, which options 12 enterprise class seats and 120 seats in economic system class.
Passengers will be capable of benefit from the airline’s superior leisure system providing all kinds of leisure choices.
The award-winning airline at present operates three each day flights between Doha and Nairobi, Kenya’s capital metropolis.
With the addition of 4 weekly flights to Mombasa, Qatar Airways shall be working a complete of 25 weekly flights between Doha and Kenya.
Kenya Airports Authority managing director, Johnny Anderson, stated: “The aviation sector in Kenya is shining shiny.
“At this time’s inaugural flight provides our prospects extra journey selections.
“The Qatar Airways vacation spot community shall be a serious enhance to the coastal economic system particularly within the space of tourism.
“It is a main milestone. Welcome to Mombasa.”