Qatar Airways to begin flights to Uganda

Qatar Airways has further expanded operations in Africa with the introduction of its 16th destination in the continent – daily scheduled flights to Uganda.Flight QR536 arrived at Entebbe International Airport, near Uganda’s capital city of Kampala, to a water salute performed by the local fire service.On board the maiden non-stop flight from Doha were Ugandan government representatives and media led by Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar al-Baker.

Entebbe becomes the 16th destination in Qatar Airways’ African network. The latest route is also the carrier’s third East African point in a regional network that already covers the Kenyan and Tanzanian capitals of Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, respectively. Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa for its abundant wildlife, natural lush green scenery and rich culture.
From eco tours, white-water rafting, hiking, safaris and the country’s most famous attraction – the elusive and treasured mountain gorilla Uganda has plenty to offer for leisure visitors.Kampala is also fast becoming a business hub, helped by the Ugandan government offering incentives to overseas investors.

Addressing guests at the airport ceremony at Entebbe, al-Baker said: “I would like to thank the Ugandan government and officials at Entebbe International Airport for the warm welcome and supporting our newest route launch.Passenger demand prompted this new route and I am excited that we are able to bring our award-winning service to Uganda for the first time.Since we announced plans to serve Uganda with daily passenger flights, this new route has been highly anticipated by the travel trade, business community and the travelling public. I would like to stress that we are here to stay, building strong relationships with our business partners for the long term.

I am extremely confident Entebbe will be just as successful as our other destinations in Africa and this will further strengthen our position across the continent where we now operate to some 16 cities from Doha. Al-Baker said,These are exciting times for Qatar Airways with 14 new route launches so far this year and there will be further expansion over the coming months that will include additional routes and capacity increases to many other destinations worldwide offering passengers from Uganda even more choice of travel options.The new daily services will give Ugandans the opportunity to explore diverse business and leisure destinations with a one-stop in Doha.
The Doha – Entebbe route is served with an Airbus A320 featuring up to 12 seats in business Class and up to 132 seats in economy.

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