Qatar Airways’ is preparing for its first flight to Uganda, which takes off for the firs time on November 2nd.
The carrier was recently recognised as the Middle East’s Leading Airlines Business Class at the prestigious World Travel Awards.
The daily non-stop scheduled flights to the Ugandan city of Entebbe mark the carrier’s first new route to the African continent since early 2007.
Uganda is fast emerging as a regional trading centre with links to Europe and the Far East, but has limited international air services – a void Qatar Airways is set to fill with its huge international network of routes via its Doha base.
Entebbe is the gateway to an up-until-now untapped niche leisure destination of Uganda which has breathtaking scenery featuring colonial gardens, parks and its most famous attraction, Lake Victoria.
The Doha – Entebbe route will be served by an Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business Class and 132 in Economy.
Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker said: “We are pleased to be reinforcing our presence in Africa, four years after our last move there when we launched flights to Tanzania’s capital city of Dar es Salaam.
“Adding Entebbe provides us with another foothold deeper into the African continent.
“We are confident our new route will be as successful as others being planned over the next few months around the world.”