Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Middle East giant carrier, Qatar Airways, on Tuesday said that it wants to increase its thrice weekly flights between Addis Ababa and Doha to twice daily.
Qatar Airways launched three weekly flights from Doha to Addis Ababa in September 2013 after a Memorandum of Understanding on air transport service was signed by the Ethiopian and Qatari governments. Delighted with the traffic flow, the management of the airline now wants to scale up the flight operation to twice daily.
Anjum Ali Miyan, commercial manager-Ethiopia, told The Reporter that the airline recently presented its request for permission to the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA). “We are happy with the market on the Doha Addis Ababa route. We need to fly twice daily. But we asked the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority to be flexible as much as possible. We are negotiating with officials of the authority,” Miyan said.
Qatar Airways has 144 international destinations on all the five continents. It operates a single aisle Airbus A320 jetliner which has 144 seats (12 business class and 132 economy class) on the Addis-Doha route. However, Miyan said the airline will soon deploy a larger aircraft. After taking its passengers from Addis Ababa to Doha (Qatar Airways hub) it will transfer passengers to numerous destinations.
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