File image: Qatar will operate a double-daily service between Johannesburg and Doha and a daily service between Cape Town and Doha.
File image: Qatar will operate a double-daily service between Johannesburg and Doha and a daily service between Cape Town and Doha.

Qatar Airways to resume Johannesburg, Cape Town flights

By Clinton Moodley Time of article published Dec 10, 2021

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Qatar Airways will operate double-daily flights to OR Tambo International and daily to Cape Town International from December 12.

We got great news for Qatar Airways travellers. The airline will resume both inbound and outbound services to Cape Town and Johannesburg from Sunday, December 12, 2021.

The airline 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.

Last month, the airline stopped all flights from seven destinations, including Luanda, Angola; Maputo, Mozambique; Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in South Africa; Lusaka, Zambia; and Harare in Zimbabwe, due to the Omicron variant.

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.

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.

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