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QR to fly to Nairobi

Qatar Airways is to launch a five-times-a-week service to Nairobi from November. The Kenyan capital will be the carrier’s ninth African destination.

Qatar Airways is to launch a five-times-a-week service to Nairobi from November. The Kenyan capital, which will be the carrier’s ninth African destination, is a key regional business and tourism centre.

The airline will serve the route with an Airbus A300-600 in a 250 seat two-class configuration from 15th November. The plane will fly in holidaymakers heading for safaris in the Masi Mara or for the Indian Ocean beach resorts, and cargo in and out of East Africa.

“We are spreading our wings to Kenya to give us greater coverage in Africa which promises to grow even further to a wider network over the next few years,” said Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar Al Baker.

“This year alone has seen tremendous expansion [for us] on the African continent, with Qatar Airways launching new services to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Tunis and Algiers. We look forward to seeing Nairobi on our route map and this is a destination that will undoubtedly appeal to both business and leisure travellers.”

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