With the addition of Nairobi and Kigali, the airline now operates 33 weekly flights to eight destinations in Africa including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Tunis.
Additional cargo capacity is being added to the carrier’s existing freighter service amid increased demand for the shipment of immediate goods in and out of the region.
Qatar Airways has leased the first of four A350 aircraft from LATAM, the South American airline, for terms of 6- to 12-months, in order to meet its operational plan for the year, as well as increasing customer demand.
The Qatar Railways Development (QRC), which is implementing a $37bn integrated rail system in the country, is set to award six major contracts in April 2012.
Contract signing in Doha • Collaboration on the construction of a rail-based transport network progressing well.