Qatar Airways will resume both inbound and outbound services to Cape Town and Johannesburg, ahead of the holiday season.
Qatar Airways Vice-President, Africa, Hendrik du Preez, stated that the airline had worked hard throughout the pandemic to keep flying within the ever-changing regulations around the world.
“It is particularly gratifying to once again be able to carry our South African customers to visit family and friends over the festive period or enjoy a well-earned break. We also know how important tourism is to South Africa and hope this will encourage more people to visit South Africa over the summer season,” said du Preez.
The airline will resume both inbound and outbound services to Cape Town and Johannesburg from Sunday, December 12, 2021.
An official from Qatar Airways told Report Focus News that they will now operate a double-daily service between Johannesburg and Doha and a daily service between Cape Town and Doha.
The airline will operate the Boeing 777 aircraft on both routes.
South African customers who had to change their travel plans due to the travel regulations can now rebook on these flights.
Doha connects Europe, the USA, the South Asian subcontinent, the Middle East, and the Indian Ocean Islands.
“Qatar Airways has become the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star Covid-19 Airline Safety Rating by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. This follows HIA’s recent success as the first and only airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star Covid-19 Airport Safety Rating,” he added.