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Qatar Airways announce 12 new routes

QR expand Europe, Africa, Asia and Pacific region

Helsinki
Pisa
Skopje
Sarajevo

Also resuming Nice

Marrakesh
Douala
Libreville
Windhoek
Luanda

Also resuming Seychelles

Chiang Mai
Krabi

Auckland
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Even 14 according to their news release

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/qatar-a ... rica-asia/
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I didnt include Nice and Seychelles as new, dont know why airline marketing tend to lie.

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Confirmed, Qatar Airways will start Luanda Doha service, from March 2020.

Competition to Angola starts to become stiff, outside UE Airlines:
Ethiopian Airlines
South African Airways
Kenya Airways
Qatar Airways
Royal Air Maroc
Emirates Airlines

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/qata ... arch-2020/
https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-r ... ngola.html

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rwandan-flyer wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 18:50
Confirmed, Qatar Airways will start Luanda Doha service, from March 2020.

Competition to Angola starts to become stiff, outside UE Airlines:
Ethiopian Airlines
South African Airways
Kenya Airways
Qatar Airways
Royal Air Maroc
Emirates Airlines

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/qata ... arch-2020/
https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-r ... ngola.html
Brussels Airlines
Air France
KLM
TAP
TAAG

But some years ago you had also Iberia and British airways now Oneworld is coming back with RAM and Qatar.
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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The end of a very long story ? First plan to sell RwandAir stakes started in 2006, with SN Brussels Airlines, Meridiania, then Etihad and Ethiopian Airlines

Some rumors in Rwanda say that the delay of the delivery of the RwandAir A330Neo (planned to be delivered early 2019) is linked to the Qatar Airways RwandAir deals. Qatar will also take part into the project of the brand new Kigali Airport.

Qatar Airways currently serves Kigali, every day, with a B787, and they have a weekly cargo service operated by an A330F

Interisting to see how gulf states are heavily investing in Rwanda:

Nexus (Saudi Arabia) has opened a Flight Operations Services base, years ago and they have signed a parnetship with Akagera Aviation (Rwanda) to open the first fixed aircraft wings air school in Rwanda

NAS Aviation (Kuwait) opened its 1st ever loungue in Africa at Kigali Airport. They have opened a second one at Kigali Airport, only used by RwandAir

An UAE company (i forgot the name) has also helped RwandAir

Qatar banks on RwandAir deal to expand in Africa

Rwanda is in the process of selling shares in the national carrier RwandAir to Qatar Airways, in a deal that is expected to shake up the country’s aviation industry and beyond.

Aviation experts say the move by Qatar to buy shares in RwandAir could enable it to solidify its presence in the African market given its current woes with its Gulf neighbours.

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/busine ... index.html

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Statement of the Government of Rwanda

While waiting to buy RwandAir ... Qatar Airways serves Kigali, once a day, in B787-8. In 2014, i flown from Paris to Kigali via Doha. The Doha Kigali flight was operated by the A320. Almost 7h flight (commercial stopover in Uganda), my record in narrowbody aircraft :mrgreen: There is also a flight per week, A330F Qatar Airways Cargo.


Qatar takes Majority Stake in Rwanda’s New International Airport

09.12.2019

Kigali, 9 December 2019 - The Government of Rwanda and Qatar Airways today concluded an investment partnership for Rwanda’s new international airport. The partnership features three agreements to build, own, and operate the state-of-the-art facility.

Qatar Airways has agreed to take a 60% stake in the project, which as a whole is valued at around $1.3 billion.

The new airport is being redesigned to accommodate seven million passengers per year, with a second phase for 14 million passengers a year expected to start by 2032.

The agreements signed today mark a key milestone in the development of Rwanda’s vibrant aviation sector, in the context of the excellent bilateral relationship between Qatar and Rwanda.



END

http://gov.rw/newsdetails2/?tx_ttnews[t ... c7b5a1082f

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rwandan-flyer wrote:
09 Dec 2019, 21:30
Qatar takes Majority Stake in Rwanda’s New International Airport
This is a blow to European airlines: with a majority stake, QR may run the airport as it wants. How will European airlines (SN, KL, ...) react? I hope there is a CAA to regulate airports and airlines and make sure the foreign airlines get a fair deal.

With regard to the construction of the airport, one may hope that the rights (and the lives) of the workers will be better protected than during the construction of the FIFA World Cup stadiums in Qatar.
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Well like with RwandAir (Ethiopian, Etihad, Brussels Airlines in 2000s), Rwanda Gov had a talks with several countries or companies about the New Bugesera Airport. I remmember they had talks with Aéroport de Lyon, the company that owns Lyons Bron and Lyon St Exupéry Airports.

I think for some companies, the return on investment was not big. Rwanda market is growing quickly, but it's not yet a big market, such as Kenya, Nigeria or South Africa.

For 2036: Many of the fastest-growing markets are achieving a compound growth rate of more than 7.2% per year, meaning their market will double in size each decade. Most of these markets are in Africa, including: Sierra Leone, Benin, Mali, Rwanda, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Malawi, Chad, Gambia and Mozambique. https://www.iata.org/pressroom/pr/Pages ... 24-01.aspx

I think that Qatar is aslo looking new friends in the world, due to the blockade Middle East (they have since also some bad relations with some countries in Africa) and the mistrust in Europe: suspicion of supporting terrorism and like you say, the workers rights, during the the construction of the FIFA World Cup stadiums in Qatar

Rwanda is working well (they need to make more changes on human rights, for me), but the country needs money for its huge infrastructure projects, in transport, tourism, housing.

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Strangely enough, on this picture showing the sponsorship of Rwanda for Arsenal, the recommendation is to fly Emirates to visit Rwanda :D

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sn26567 wrote:
10 Dec 2019, 18:27
Strangely enough, on this picture showing the sponsorship of Rwanda for Arsenal, the recommendation is to fly Emirates to visit Rwanda :D

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What's the link with Qatar Airways ?

Qatar Airways announces new seasonal flights to Santorini, Greece and Dubrovnik, Croatia :

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/qata ... k-croatia/
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TLspotting wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 14:32
Hmm impressive. Knowing that they started to fly to Waw at the end of 2012 with an A320. In 2016 they changed it into the A330 and in 2017 they are double daily, one A330 and one A320.
So, to fly not that long it is impressive that they have already this figure. Load factor must be good

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LATAM and Qatar Airways have announced new codeshare: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -dec-2019/

Surprised to see LATAM Brasil code to Kigali (Rwanda).

I'm doing a little out of debate, well it's not really one. Rwanda is not the biggest market in Africa, but there are quite a few companies which serve Kigali, via code shares. I was wondering from what criteria do companies decide to make code share on a destination? Sorry for the list, but it was to show the diversity of code share on Rwanda, which is important for this market.

Some companies started with code share, before serving themselves Kigali (KLM, Turkish Airlines and Egyptair), RwandAir serves India, Royal Air Maroc planned to come to Kigali. There have often been line projects between Rwanda and Frankfurt, mainly with RwandAir, but who knows may be possible with Lufthansa, I am even thinking of an Air France return to Rwanda, the Kagame and Macron relations (France & Rwanda) are good to see very good, unique case since the genocide of 1994. South African no longer serves Rwanda.


Africa:

Egyptair (Addis Ababa-Kigali, operated by Ethiopian Airlines)
RwandAir (Addis Ababa-Kigali, operated by Ethiopian Airlines)
South African Airways (Johannesburg-Kigali, operated by RwandAir)
PrecisionAir Tanzania (Kilimanjaro-Kigali, operated by RwandAir)
RwandAir (Brussels-Kigali, operated by SN)
Royal Air Maroc (Doha-Kigali, operated by Qatar Airways)
Kenya Airways (Amsterdam-Kigali, operated by KLM, to be verified)
RwandAir (Kigali-Istanbul, operated by Turkish Airlines)
ProFlight Zambia (Lusaka-Johannesburg, operated by RwandAir)

America:

United Airlines (Brussels-Kigali, operated by Brussels Airlines)
Delta Airlines (Amsterdam-Kigali, operated by KLM)
LATAM (Doha-Kigali, operated by Qatar Airways)
Air Canada (Brussels-Kigali, operated by SN)

Asia

Singapore Airlines (Addis Ababa-Kigali, operated by Ethiopian Airlines)
Air India (Addis Ababa-Kigali, operated by Ethiopian Airlines)
Etihad Airways (Nairobi-Kigali, operated by Kenya Airways)
Hainan Airlines (Brussels-Kigali, operated by Brussels Airlines)

Europe:

Lufthansa (Brussels-Kigali, operated by Brussels Airlines)
Lufthansa (Addis Ababa-Kigali, operated by Ethiopian Airlines)
Iberia (Doha-Kigali, operated by Qatar Airways)
British Airways (Doha-Kigali, operated by Qatar Airways)
KLM (Nairobi-Kigali, operated by Kenya Airways)
Air France (Amsterdam-Kigali, operated by KLM)
Air France (Nairobi-Kigali, operated by Kenya Airways)
Turkish Airlines (Addis Ababa, operated by Ethiopian Airlines)
Ailtalia (Nairobi-Kigali, operated by Kenya Airways)

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Codeshare between QR and Deutsche Bahn (DB), from Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich to : Stuttgart, Nürnburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Munich and Hamburg.

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Qatar Airways Cargo announces the expansion of its cargo network in the Asia Pacific with the launch of a twice-weekly B777F service to Osaka, effective 14 January 2020.

Qatar Airways will launch flights from Doha to Almaty and Nur-Sultan from 30 March 2020 with B787 and A320 planes.
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‪QR opens Doha - Lyon, from 23 June 2020 operated 5 times per week using an A350-900.
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TLspotting wrote:
15 Jan 2020, 18:06
‪QR opens Doha - Lyon, from 23 June 2020 operated 5 times per week using an A350-900.
... and 7 other destinations:

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/qata ... show-2020/

Qatar Airways announces expanded codeshare cooperation with Malaysia Airlines, starting from 27 January 2020. The new codeshare agreement adds 20 additional Qatar Airways gateways in Europe, America, and Africa.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/qata ... expansion/

Qatar Airways will report a loss in the financial year ending on 31 March 2020, but expects to break even in fiscal 2020/2021, and be profitable in fiscal 2021/2022.
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Qatar Airways says talks about investing in IndiGo continue and the Doha-based carrier is ready to buy as much as IndiGo “can give us".
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