JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Qatar Airways continues to be the leading global carrier connecting South Africa by operating one of the largest and most reliable networks in the region. Having become the largest international carrier during the early stages of the pandemic, the airline has applied its knowledge of global passenger flows and booking trends to rebuild its South Africa network to 28 weekly flights across Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

  • Cape Town will increase to seven weekly flights, Durban increased to three weekly flights, while Johannesburg increased to 18 weekly flights, offering passengers more flexible and reliable travel options
  • By March 2021, Qatar Airways will operate 28 weekly flights from South Africa
  • Airline’s young mixed fleet of sustainable aircraft has enabled it to continue flying throughout the pandemic and rebuild its global network to more than 800 weekly flights to over 120 destinations

South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, said: “We are delighted at the confidence shown by Qatar Airways by increasing its air capacity to South Africa in these challenging times.

“This certainly demonstrates to the world that South Africa has put the necessary measures in place to ensure that it is safe for travel in the Covid-19 environment. Air Access is important for South Africa, as we to look to recover post COVID and Qatar Airways has an extensive global network that links travellers via DOHA from our source markets.

“As we embark on our tourism recovery strategy, having airlines such as Qatar Airways play a supporting role by increasing its capacity will go a long way in assisting us regain the international arrival numbers.”

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