Qatar Airways launches new service to Eritrea in Africa

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Doha, August 14, 2014(STAT):- Qatar Airways is pursuing the strategy of launching services to underrepresented destinations. The airline has announced the launching of new services to Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea in Africa. Qatar Airways will operate A 320 with a twice-weekly service from Doha to Asmara. Eritrea is considered an important destination because of its rich resources in copper, gold, granite, marble and potassium. The city also holds prospects as a tourist destination.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: "We are very pleased to be reinforcing our presence in Africa with the launch of scheduled flights to Asmara, allowing us to further expand our business on the African continent.

“There is clearly demand and huge potential to and from Eritrea, one of the many underserved markets in Africa. As a global five-star carrier we are constantly looking for new opportunities to fulfil the needs of the travelling public from such markets and for those wanting to travel there from the more than 140 destinations that we serve around the world.”

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