In a resolve to open up beautiful coasts to holiday makers, Qatar
Airways will launch a second direct flight to Mombasa, Kenya’s second
The flight to Mombasa would be operated from its base in Doha four times weekly. The airline currently flies to Nairobi.
A statement by the airline said that the new flights would be operated
with an Airbus A320, with 12 business class seats and 120 economy class
seats, from December 11, 2018, with a flight time of just over six
Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive said the airline sees Kenya as an important market for its passengers.
Baker said this prompted it to offer this new service to a second Kenyan
destination, assuring that its new direct daily service to Mombasa
would prove very popular with tourists interested in exploring Kenya’s
beautiful tropical beaches and coastline, as well
as immersing themselves in the city’s fascinating diverse cultural mix.
He added: “This second new route to Kenya, in addition to our existing
three daily services to the capital Nairobi, will help make Qatar
Airways the first choice for travellers wishing to explore this
“It also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to expand our reach with
ambitious new routes around the globe to offer our unrivalled five-star
customer service wherever our customers want to fly.”
Bordering the India n Ocean, tropical Mombasa is Kenya’s main coastal
tourist destination and a popular gateway to the country’s amazing white
beaches and coral reef diving.
The cosmopolitan city has also become a destination in its own right, thanks to its diverse cultural mix and old town charm.
Qatar Airways first started flying to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi in
November 2005. As part of its continued expansion plans, Qatar Airways
plans a host of other exciting new destinations throughout 2018/19,
including Gothenburg, Sweden; Da Nang, Vietnam; Tallinn,
Estonia and Valletta, Malta, to name just a few.
Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World
Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating
organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat,’
‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First
Class Airline Lounge.’