Qatar Airways and RwandAir Seal Milestone Codeshare Agreement

Qatar Airways and RwandAir Seal Milestone Codeshare Agreement By Joel Johnson - October 06, 2021
Qatar Airways logo and RwandAir logo

Qatar Airways and RwandAir

Qatar Airways and RwandAir have signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement to offer travelers more choice, enhanced service and greater connectivity to more than 65 destinations across Africa and the rest of the world. As part of the deal, the Rwandan flag carrier will also launch new non-stop flights between their Kigali hub and Doha from December.

HE Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said "We share a very close and collaborative bond with Rwanda and welcome RwandAirs new non-stop service between Kigali and our home in Doha. With this comprehensive codeshare agreement, we are committed to deliver greater choice and connectivity to our customers in Africa and around the world."

"The new partnership will help position Qatar Airways in the region and complement our African expansion strategy. As we brace ourselves to meet significantly increased demand for long-awaited travel, I see dynamic partnerships like this one helping to steer travel, tourism and trade firmly on the path to recovery," Al Baker added.

For her part, RwandAir Chief Executive Officer Yvonne Makolo, said: "This is a major milestone for RwandAir and marks the beginning of an exciting new journey with Qatar Airways. We are also immensely proud to welcome Doha to our route network, connecting customers with Qatars hub and further expanding their flight map."

"This codeshare agreement will give our customers significantly more choice and flexibility, allowing RwandAir to strengthen its global presence and build on its strong and loyal African customer base," she added.

The agreement will further increase Qatar Airways footprint in Africa, with access to destinations such as Bujumbura, Kinshasa and Lubumbashi.

Qatar Airways announced on Aug. 2 a new partnership with RwandAir, giving travelers access to more than 160 destinations in the combined networks from the carriers respective Kigali and Doha hub. (QNA)

By Joel Johnson - October 06, 2021

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