Qatar Airways has resumed services to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, with 14 weekly flights.
At the same time, the carrier has returned to Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, with three weekly flights.
With the addition of the two destinations, the airline now operates 33 weekly flights to eight destinations in Africa including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, and Tunis.
Qatar Airways has a strong relationship with Kenya and Rwanda with almost 15 years of operations to Nairobi and eight years of operations to Kigali.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to resume flights to Nairobi and Kigali, totaling our flights to 33 weekly flights into Africa with eight destinations.
“Qatar Airways continues to maintain an expanding schedule with now more than 500 weekly flights to over 75 destinations.
“During the pandemic, Qatar Airways have become the largest global carrier to maintain its schedule in taking people home with the highest safety measures.
“Our wide network of flights during these challenging times has ensured we have kept up to date with the latest in international airport procedures.
“We also implemented the most advanced safety and hygiene measures onboard our aircraft and in our home and hub at Hamad International Airport.”
Also in Rwanda, the national carrier recently returned to operations.
During Covid-19 pandemic, Qatar Airways Cargo continued operating its scheduled twice-weekly with A330 freighters and four times weekly with Boeing 777 freighters to Nairobi along with freight charters.
These flights provided much-required capacity, supporting exporters and importers and bringing in essential medical supplies.
With the resumption of passenger flights to Nairobi, the cargo carrier will operate 20 flights in total, offering more than 700 tonnes of cargo capacity each week, each way.