Qatar Airways has announced that it will start three weekly flights to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire via Accra from 16 June 2021. This is the fourth new destination in Africa announced by the airline since the start of the pandemic. The Abidjan service will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.

The Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker stated that the airline is very committed to the African market and intends to continue expanding its network across the continent while offering seamless connectivity to the largest network of destinations across Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the aviation industry and, despite this, Qatar Airways never ceased operations and worked diligently to take people home safely and reliably throughout the crisis. The airline has also added seven new destinations in the past 12 months among which is Abuja, Accra and Luanda in Africa.  The airline also recently announced that it will resume services to Khartoum, Sudan, with four weekly flights starting 11 May 2021.