Qatar Airways is continuing its expansion in Africa with a new route launching to Lusaka, Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe on August 6th. The flag carrier of Qatar is excited to connect passengers to the two cities while meeting increasing cargo demand with the move.
The airline’s widebodies will be flying on what will become the firm’s fifth and sixth new African destinations launched since the beginning of the global health crisis. Amid this launch, Qatar Airways is set to transport plenty of goods with a total of 30 tonnes of cargo capacity per service. This operation will form part of a wider shipping network between worldwide centre points in the likes of the United Kingdom, Germany, China, and the United States.
Qatar Airways Group CEO Al Baker took a moment to share how valuable routes in Africa are to his company. Overall. The airline has been expanding well across the continent, now conducting over 100 weekly flights to 27 destinations here.
The thrice-weekly flights will operate each Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Flight QR1455 will leave Doha at 02:20 to land in Lusaka at 08:50. The 787 will then depart the capital of Zambia at 10:20 to arrive at neighbouring Harare at 11:20.
QR1456 will depart from the capital of Zimbabwe at 18:55 to land in Lusaka at 19:55. The jet will then leave Zambia at 21:25 to arrive back in Qatar at 05:55 the next day. All times are local – Simple Flying