By eTN News,
Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth across Africa with an increase in flight frequencies to Asmara, Eritrea.
From 7th September 2015, flights from Doha to Asmara will be increased from four to five times per week, representing a 25% increase in capacity and enhanced connectivity, in particular for customers from North America and Europe.
Flights for Doha-Asmara route are all operated with Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class configuration with 12 seats in Business Class and up to 132 seats in Economy. The Asmara expansion comes only nine months after the Eritrean capital was first introduced in December 2014 and demonstrates the growing demand for this route.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H.E. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is committed to continually enhancing the five-star experience we offer to all our customers and this further expansion is in direct response to a growing demand on this popular route. We are delighted to offer even more opportunities for our customers across the globe to connect through Doha’s state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport to Eritrea, flying on board one of the youngest fleets in the industry.”
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation and today flies a modern fleet of 163 aircraft to 151 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. At this year’s Skytrax Awards, the airline won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East.
Doha-Asmara schedule from 7 September 2015:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
QR1443 Departs Doha 21:30hrs, Arrives Asmara 01:00hrs (next day)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
QR1444 Departs Asmara 02:00hrs, Arrives 05:20hrs