Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Mogadishu landed at Aden Abdulle International Airport in the Somali capital on Monday.
Flight QTR1459 carrying 115 passengers arrived at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport just before 3 pm, and was received by top dignitaries from the Horn of African country.
“I am truly honoured to be here today to inaugurate our new road. We have responded to the growing demand from customers for services to Somalia and from today we will fly three times a week between Mogadishu and Doha,” Vice President of Middle East, Africa and Pakistan of Qatar Airways, Ehab Amin said.
For many, this new investment is a gesture of Qatar’s commitment to the African continent.
The company has joined the growing list of foreign airlines operating flights in Somalia.
It operates 127 flights a week to 22 destinations in five African countries.