WINDHOEK, – The capital of Namibia, Windhoek, Thursday, welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive, at its international airport from Doha, Qatar.

Windhoek is the first city in Namibia, to be served by Qatar Airways, which will fly to and from that destination four times a week, with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The new route will connect passengers flying from Namibia, to more than 150 global destinations, via Qatar Airways state-of-the-art hub and home, Hamad International Airport in Doha.

Windhoek will be the 23rd destination in Africa, served by the award-winning airline.

“We are delighted to extend our network within Africa, by adding the premium leisure and business destination of Windhoek to our route map. Africa remains one of our key target areas for growth, and we have identified Namibia as an important African nation, to include in our expansion plans,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker.

The route not only improves connections with mature destinations, but allows Namibia to tap into new markets that are also served by the airline.

Export businesses in Namibia will also benefit from the launch of the new route, as Qatar Airways Cargo will offer 92 tonnes of belly-hold capacity per week on board the aircraft. This will offer Namibian businesses, a prime

opportunity to distribute goods across the airlines network of more than 150 destinations.

Source: Nam News Network