Qatar Airways starts flight to Eritrea

Qatar Airways has continued its expansion into Africa with the launch of 12th new destination this year, the Eritrean capital Asmara. "Launched on December 4, the new route will provide passengers to and from Eritrea with two weekly flights connecting Asmara via Doha to more than 140 destinations around the world," the airline said in a statement.

Qatar Airways celebrated the new destination launch with a reception at the Asmara Palace Hotel. "Qatar Airways is proud to be the first five-star airline to launch non-stop flights to Asmara and the commencement of our services here is another example of Qatar Airways' commitment to opening up access to markets that we believe have great potential.

The start of our five-star services to Eritrea signifies our commitment to opening our doors for even stronger business ties and supporting greater commercial development with the international business community," Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Marwan Koleilat said in the statement.

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