The office of Qatar Airways in Kampala has announced that from early February the airline will fly to two additional destinations, Tbilisi in Georgia and Baku in Azerbaijan. This will help the inflow of Georgian and Azeri tourists to East Africa and increase of trade and investments of which East Africa offers plenty of opportunities. Azerbaijan, rich in oil and gas, is expected to show a particular interest in the exploitation of oil and gas resources in Uganda, to where Qatar Airways now flies daily from Doha, connecting Entebbe to their global network.
The news of added destinations are important to the success of Qatar Airways in Uganda and also in Rwanda, when the scheduled daily flights will extend to Kigali in March. Other Gulf airlines have in recent days made hay over their new destinations in South America and Ireland and the Qatar Airways team in Kampala will be happy to tell the market of similar good news of a growing network, now spanning much of the globe with its legendary 5 star service. A source close to the airline in Kampala said: ‘Qatar Airways will continue to spread the wings to ever new destinations as more aircraft are delivered. QR will be uniquely positioned to fly Ugandans to their destinations with the best service in the skies and bring a lot more business and holiday visitors to the country.’