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Mon, 9 August 2021

Qatar Airways Launches Doha - Lusaka - Harare Flights

Qatar Airways has launched a linked service between Doha and Lusaka, Zambia and Harare, Zimbabwe.

The airline will operate thrice weekly flights from Doha on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Flight QR1455 is scheduled to leave Doha (DOH) at 02:20 and arrive in Lusaka (LUN) at 08:50.

From there, flight QR1455 is timed to depart Lusaka at 10:20 and land in Harare (HRE) at 11:20.

For the return leg, flight QR1456 is slated for departure from Harare at 18:55 with arrival in Luksaka set for 19:55.

The flight from Lusaka to Doha, QR1456, is scheduled to leave at 21:25 and arrive at 05:55 the following day.

Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 reg: A7-BCN. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Not only does Qatar Airways cabin crew include Zambian and Zimbabwean nationals, customer on the route also receive a generous baggage allowance ranging from 46kg split over two pieces in Economy Class and 64kg split over two pieces in Business Class.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, We have ambitious plans for Africa which is one of the fastest-growing economic regions of the world, with rising consumer demand and an abundance of natural resources. We see enormous potential in not just outbound travel from Zimbabwe and Zambia, but also inbound traffic from India, UK, and Americas. We look forward to strengthen trade and tourism links between Zimbabwe and Zambia, and destinations on the Qatar Airways network, and steadily grow these routes to support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region.

The airline has demonstrated its steadfast commitment to Africa throughout the pandemic having significantly grown its network by adding four routes to Accra, Abidjan, Abuja, Luanda and restarting services to Alexandria, Cairo and Khartoum bringing its footprint to 27 destinations in 21 countries.

Earlier this month, Qatar Airways also signed an interline agreement with RwandAir giving customers greater access to the combined networks of both airlines.

See also: Hamad Int. Airport in Qatar Named Worlds Best Airport 2021 by Skytrax.

See latest Travel Industry News, Video Interviews, Podcasts and other news regarding: Qatar Airways, Qatar, Doha, Lusaka, Zambia, Harare.

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