Qatar Airways has awarded seats to Abidjan, the largest city in Cote d’Ivoire with the new route becoming the eighth new global destination for the Doha based carrier and the fourth in its growing African network since the onset of the pandemic, after having launched new flight services to Abuja in Nigeria, Accra in Ghana and Luanda in Angola.
The debut flight landed at Abidjan’s Felix Houphouet Boigny International Airport on June 16 taking advantage of the fifth freedom rights betweenDoha and Accra and will fly 3x weekly utilizing the carrier’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class, along with capacity of up to 15 tonnes of cargo.
The flight schedule for the service operates on Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays with outbound flights from Doha (DOH) to Abidjan (ABJ) using flight number QR1423 departing at 02:30 and arriving at 09:10. Return flights will leave Abidjan (ABJ) for Doha (DOH) with flight number QR1424 departing at 17:20 and arriving at 06:10 +1. (All in local time)
By Victor Shalton Odhiambo