With the addition of four weekly flights to Kano, Qatar Airways has expanded its presence in Nigeria (KAN).
There will also be three weekly flights to Port Harcourt (PHC), all of which will depart from Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Qatar Airways will fly to Kano’s Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (KAN), one of the country’s fastest-growing towns and the gateway to the city’s rich historical riches that have lasted millennia.
Meanwhile, Port Harcourt, Nigeria’s largest city and capital, will be served by the Port Harcourt International Airport (PHC), a varied and fast-paced city on the country’s southern coast.
This former port town has been transformed into a thriving, fast-growing metropolis thanks to more than a century of international trade.
When the planes arrived in Kano and Port Harcourt, they were greeted with traditional water cannon salutes.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “This is a defining moment for Qatar Airways, with Nigeria becoming our most connected market in Africa with the launch of our new services to Kano and Port Harcourt.
“We see tremendous opportunity in the region and these new routes are an important catalyst to further boost trade and commerce in the country.
“Our presence in Nigeria now covers four key markets and is a real affirmation of our support to the country.
“Qatar Airways has stayed steadfast in its commitment to Africa throughout the pandemic, operating continuously and reliably to Nigeria.
“We have since increased frequencies and grown our network, considerably, improving connectivity to and from the continent and providing travelers with more choice and convenience.”
In Nigeria, the airline now runs daily flights to Lagos and double-daily flights to Abuja.