Harare- Doha- based Qatar Airways will for the first time be flying into Zimbabwe starting August.
In a statement, Qatar said a new service connecting Lusaka and Harare is set to be launched on August 6, with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
With the addition of these two new routes the carrier will operate over 100 weekly flights to 27 destinations in Africa.
Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said the launch of Lusaka and Harare flights supports increased demand for trade between Zambia and Zimbabwe and destinations on the Qatar Airways network such as London, Frankfurt and New York and from multiple points in China.
“Africa continues to be an area of strong growth for Qatar Airways and launching this service will support the development of the economy and tourism sector in both countries.
“Not only do we continue to rebuild our network after the pandemic, but we are actively expanding it with the addition of these two key destinations. These are the fifth and sixth new destinations in Africa added to our network since the start of the pandemic, taking our total new destinations added across the globe to 10,” he said.
The airline added: “With a total of 30 tonnes of cargo capacity on the aircraft per flight, Qatar Airways Cargo will play a key role in facilitating key exports from Zambia and Zimbabwe.”