From 1st July 2015, Qatar Airways will launch flights to Zanzibar, the airline’s third gateway in Tanzania after Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “As our 20th gateway in Africa, Zanzibar will strengthen our presence as one of the biggest airlines flying to the African continent.”
“The exposure of Zanzibar to the world through Qatar Airways’ global network will enable Tanzania to attract even more tourists and businesses alike,” Al Baker added.
Qatar Airways’ African expansion in the past weeks has included the announcement of a new destination Durban and increase in flights to Johannesburg which will launch on 17th December 2015, and also an increase in frequency to Cape Town from 1st October this year.
Qatar Airways has been operating in Tanzania ever since the airline launched flights to Dar es Salaam in 2007.
The Tanzanian operation was expanded in 2012 when the airline launched flights to Kilimanjaro.