Qatar Airways will launch thrice weekly flights to Abuja via Lagos on 27 November 2020.
Abuja will be the sixth new destination announced by the national carrier since the start of the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic.
The Abuja service will be operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.
Flight QR1419 is scheduled to depart from Doha (DOH) at 01:10 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving in Abuja (ABV) at 11:35.
The return leg, QR1420, is timed to depart from Abuja at 16:20 on the same days, landing in Doha at 05:35 the following day.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are delighted to be launching flights to the capital of Nigeria. With the strong Nigerian diaspora in Europe, U.S. and the UK, we are thrilled to now be flying to Abuja in addition to our existing Lagos flights which started back in 2007. We look forward to working closely with our partners in Nigeria to steadily grow this route and support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region.”
By mid-December, Qatar Airways will operate over 65 weekly flights to 20 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