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Qatar Airways extends flight to Mombasa to spur tourism


In a resolve to open up beautiful coasts to holiday makers, Qatar Airways will launch a second direct flight to Mombasa, Kenya’s second city.
 
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 hours.
 
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 beautiful country.
 
“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.’