Thanks to a codeshare agreement between Qatar Airways and RwandAir, passengers can now fly directly to Qatar’s capital, Doha, to Hamad International Airport (HIA) from Rwanda.
Doha is the capital and the most populous city of Qatar. It has a population of 2,382,000. The city is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country, north of Al Wakrah and south of Al Khor
The agreement between the two national carriers gives travelers around the world greater choice, greater comfort and connectivity offered at HIA – the best airport in the world.
Connecting more of Africa to the world, this latest addition allows Qatar airport passengers to travel seamlessly to more than 25 destinations across Africa, Europe and Asia.
Qatar Airways passengers can take advantage of this partnership and choose from three weekly flights on rwandair.com using their Qmiles Qatar Airways.
HIA offers travelers from around the world convenient connectivity through its strategic location, with 80% of the world’s population able to connect with the world’s best airport through 6 hour flights.
In addition, HIA offers a mosaic of cultural, commercial and hospitality offers in a secure and efficient airport experience.
Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said; “As the world’s preferred gateway to Qatar and beyond, HIA has continued to successfully deliver secure operations to global airlines and passengers. We welcome RwandAir as the latest addition to the airlines served by HIA; an illustrative achievement for the expansion of RwandAir routes and the resumption of travel via Qatar airport. “
Yvonne Makolo, CEO of RwandAir, said: “RwandAir is proud to partner with HIA and Qatar Airways, which will act as a catalyst to continue our recovery and demonstrate our commitment to improving the travel experience for our customers.
“It will provide greater connections via HIA to Qatar and to destinations around the world on Qatar Airways, in order to significantly increase the choice of routes for our customers departing from Kigali. “
The agreement was also born out of a commitment to the well-being and safety of passengers. Earlier this year, RwandAir became the first airline to achieve the Diamond Standard of Safety Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Health Safety Powered by SimpliFlying audit.
Focused on the safety and comfort of its airport experience, HIA has also continually adapted to changing travel and health requirements and implemented innovative technologies to ensure protected travel for its passengers.
These efforts led to Hamad International Airport being named the World’s Best Airport at the 2021 Skytrax World Airport Awards.
Qatar Airport was also selected as “Best Airport in the Middle East”, “Best Airport for 25-35 million Passengers”, “Best Airport Staff in the Middle East” in Skytrax Customer Surveys , and was further recognized for its “COVID-19 Airport Excellence” during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.