Mombasa’s Moi Airport welcomes Qatar Airways’ new non-stop service
Dec 11, 2018: On December 9, 2018, Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya landed at Moi International Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Kenya.
The Doha-based airline will operate its service to Mombasa with an Airbus A320 aircraft, which features 12 Business Class seats and 120 seats in Economy Class.
Akbar Al Baker, Group chief executive, Qatar Airways said: “We are thrilled to be the first Middle East airline to offer direct flights to Mombasa, our second gateway into Kenya. The people of Mombasa will now be able to access Qatar Airways’ extensive global network of more than 160 destinations around the world, while enjoying its service.”
Johnny Anderson, managing director, Kenya Airports Authority said: “The aviation sector in Kenya is shining bright. Today’s inaugural flight gives our customers more travel choices.”
The airline currently operates three daily flights between Doha and Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. With the addition of four weekly flights to Mombasa, Qatar Airways will be operating a total of 25 weekly flights between Doha and Kenya.
In addition to this, the airline has recently announced that it will launch direct services to Valletta, Malta, starting June 4, 2019, marking the airline’s first gateway to Malta and the latest addition to its rapidly-expanding European network.
The Valletta route will also be served with an A320 aircraft, with daily services in summer and four-times-weekly flights in winter.