Tuesday, May 7, 2013

► ETHIOPIA: Qatar Airways announces Addis Ababa as it's next African destination.

Qatar Airways
Addis Ababa is set to become Qatar Airways (QR) as its 20th African gateway and 15th country in Africa following an announcement during the ongoing Arabian Travel Market exhibition in Dubai. Flights are expected to begin from September 18 on.

Announced via Twitter:

The development comes after Ethiopia and Qatar signed an air services agreement (BASA) on 10 April following the conclusion of bilateral talks between the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn. Ethiopian has yet to mention any plans for a Doha flight as yet.

Thanks to RwandanFlyer