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By Sohail Sawlani

Qatar Airways Lands in Kano, Gets Ready for Inaugural Flight to Port Harcourt

NIGERIA, 2 MARCH 2022 | QR1431 touched down after a long journey from Doha, via Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. While this is ongoing, preparations for tomorrow's inaugural flight to Port Harcourt, also in Nigeria, are underway.

This is part of Qatar Airways' initiative to boost its service to Nigeria. Kano and Port Harcourt are part of the 8 new African gateways launched by the airline since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

When tomorrow's Port Harcourt-bound flight departs, via Abuja, Qatar Airways will be providing 188 weekly flights to 28 African destinations.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said

The airline was one of the few to keep operating to many African destinations throughout the pandemic and, as restrictions are lifted, is continuing to expand its network on the continent. As home to the largest economy and population in the region, we see tremendous growth potential for travel and trade in Nigeria. It is a key market and an important part of our African growth strategy, the expansion of our presence across two new gateways is a testament to our continuous commitment to Nigeria.

We anticipate good reciprocal demand between Port Harcourt, UK, USA and destinations across Asia. For Kano we see the opportunity to grow traffic to and from markets such as KSA and India, as well as strong cargo prospects.

Flights to Kano will be operated 4 times a week- Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, while Port Harcourt will be operated 3 times a week- on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flight numbers include: QR1431, QR1432, QR1433 and QR1434.

Qatar Airways' new flight to Nigeria departed today | © Wikimedia Commons

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