The Qatar Airways Nairobi Doha direct route is now 15 years old and the airline was pleased to commemorate this milestone together with its passengers. This was done with a celebratory water cannon salute and a special performance by national dancers for passengers upon arrival at JKIA in Nairobi.
Qatar Airways currently operates double-daily flights between Nairobi and Doha serviced by its modern fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class. In a demonstration of the airline’s commitment to the Kenyan market, Qatar Airways helped repatriate over 1000 passengers from Kenya during the pandemic. This was at a time when many airlines were grounding their aircraft.
“We are delighted to be celebrating this milestone at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Over the past 15 years, Nairobi has demonstrated its importance as a business and leisure market becoming one of our most popular destinations with global travellers. Famed for its safaris and energetic nightlife, Nairobi offers visitors a truly memorable and authentic experience. Residents of Kenya have also benefited from Qatar Airways’ globally connected network and partnerships with local carriers, making us the airline of choice during their travels”Hendrik Du Preez – Qatar Airways Vice President Commercial Africa.
By the end of 2020, Qatar Airways will operate to 19 destinations in Africa, including Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Durban, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Luanda, Maputo, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tunis and Zanzibar.
In celebration of more than 100 aircraft being fitted with Super Wi-Fi, the airline is currently offering all passengers free on-board Wi-Fi connectivity until 2 January 2021. Qatar Airways now offers the largest number of aircraft equipped with high-speed broadband connectivity in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
Qatar Airways recently announced its voluntary carbon offer programme for passengers in partnership with IATA and ClimateCare. Passengers can opt in to Qatar Airways’ carbon offset programme when purchasing tickets through the Qatar Airways website and mobile application.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. It is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title.