Windhoek welcomes Qatar Airways
The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Windhoek landed on September 28.
The service operates four times a week using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner configured with 22 seats in business class and 232 in economy. The flight operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Flight QR1373 departs Doha at 02h40 and arrives in Windhoek at 10h40. Return flight QR1347 departs Windhoek on the same days at 13h25 and arrives in Doha at 23h10.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to extend our network within Africa by adding the premium leisure and business destination of Windhoek to our route map.” He said Namibia was identified as an important African nation to include in Qatar’s expansion plans while supporting the country’s growing tourism industry by flying in tourists.
“The new flight route provides the opportunity to promote Namibia as a business and leisure destination amongst Qatar Airways’ wide network of travellers,” said Digu Naobeb, Namibia Tourism Board ceo.
The flight allows passengers from Namibia to connect to more than 150 destinations from Doha.