Qatar Airways launched flights to Mombasa on 9 December, with it becoming the airline’s second destination in Kenya after Nairobi, and its 21st to the continent. Cutting the ribbon at the launch were: Jimmy Kibati, GM Marketing & Business Development, Kenya Airports Authority (fourth left); William Kingi, County Government of Mombasa Deputy Governor (fifth left); and Captain Jassim Al-Haroun, Chief Flight Operations Officer, Qatar Airways (sixth left).
- Qatar Airways has made Mombasa (MBA) its 21st African destination, with the carrier beginning a four times weekly service to the Indian Ocean city from Doha (DOH). Launched 9 December, the airline will operate the 3,502-kilometre link using its fleet of A320s, with no other airline presently operating between the two airports. “Today’s inaugural flight to the beautiful coastal city of Mombasa marks further growth and strengthening bonds between the State of Qatar and Kenya. We are thrilled to be the first Middle East airline to offer direct flights to Mombasa, our second gateway into Kenya,” commented Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways. Along with Mombasa, the carrier already serves Nairobi in Kenya, while its other African destinations include Addis Ababa, Algiers, Casablanca, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti City, Durban, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Maputo, Marrakech, Seychelles, Tunis, Windhoek and Zanzibar.