Aviation

Qatar Airways to launch flights to Ghana

Qatar Airways has announced plans to commence flights to Ghana this September.

It will operate four weekly flights to Accra, Ghana via Lagos from September 29, becoming the 4th new destination launched by the national carrier of the State of Qatar since the start of the pandemic.

The Accra service will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to be launching flights to the capital of Ghana, one of the fastest growing economies in the region famed for its local hospitality and highly sought after agricultural exports.

“We first announced our intention to launch flights to Accra in January 2020 and while the pandemic has slightly delayed these plans, it has not stopped us from fulfilling our commitment to passengers in Ghana and around the world”.

Mr Al Baker was thankful to the Ghanaian government for its support in helping to launch these flights as it provides the opportunity to reunite Ghanaian families with their loved ones in the diaspora.

They hoped that the commencement of these flights will contribute to the growth and recovery of tourism and trade in the region.

With flights to more than 28 destinations in Asia-Pacific, 31 in Europe, 12 in the Middle East and nine in North America, passengers wanting to travel to or from Ghana can now enjoy seamless connectivity via the Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport.

By mid-October, Qatar Airways will operate 46 weekly flights to 14 destinations in Africa, including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Entebbe, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tunis, Windhoek and Zanzibar.

In line with the airline’s expanding operations across Africa, passengers can look forward to a touch of African hospitality onboard with the carrier’s multicultural cabin crew including more than 30 African nationalities.

To ensure travellers can plan their travel with peace of mind, the airline has extended its booking policies to offer even more choice to its passengers.

The airline will allow unlimited date changes, and passengers can change their destination as often as they need if it is within 5,000 miles of the original destination.

The airline will not charge any fare differences for travel completed before 31 December 2020, after which fare rules will apply.

All tickets booked for travel up to 31 December 2020 will be valid for two years from the date of issuance.

The carrier has also stringently implemented the most advanced safety and hygiene measures on board its aircraft and in Hamad International Airport.

Qatar Airways’ onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew include the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for cabin crew and a complimentary protective kit and disposable face shields for passengers.

Accra Flight Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Doha (DOH) to Accra (ACC) QR1415 departs: 00:30 arrives: 09:00

Accra (ACC) to Doha (DOH) QR1418 departs: 15:00 arrives: 05:15 +1