Qatar Airways to launch new Angola route

Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 at Doha Airport. Photo: © Anna Zvereva

Qatar Airways has announced that it will further expand its African route network. Starting in March 2020, the Gulf carrier plans to commence a new service between Doha and Luanda, Angola.

The airline will deploy Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the five-times weekly service. Qatar Airways’ 787-8 jets feature 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.

Earlier this year, the national carrier of Qatar announced several new routes, including services to Somalia and Morocco during the ITB trade fair in Berlin. Furthermore, Qatar Airways will inaugurate its new service to Botswana in October 2019. In addition to the new routes to the African continent, the airline says it already offers flights to over fifteen African countries, including South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia.

Besides the aforementioned Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, Qatar Airways has Boeing 777, as well as Airbus A330, A350 and A380 wide-body jets in its fleet. The carrier will soon take delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which is a larger version of the 787, compared to the 787-8, and has both 777-8 and 777-9 airplanes on order. Additional Airbus A350s will also join the airline’s fleet.