Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Rabat has taken off marking the airline’s third gateway to Morocco.
The route is operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It is operating three times a week via Marrakech.
Qatar Airways Group chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “This new gateway to Morocco will strengthen Qatar Airways’ already robust presence in the Moroccan market, while providing our passengers travelling from Morocco enhanced connectivity to our extensive global route map of more than 160 destinations.
“Rabat, the country’s capital, is also a major commercial and administrative centre, making it a key destination for business travellers, both from the region and internationally.”
Qatar Airways also operates daily flights to Casablanca on a Boeing 777. Additionally, the carrier’s joint business agreement partner, Royal Air Maroc, provides five weekly flights from Casablanca to Doha.
The carrier operates a fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide.
Qatar Airways will add a number of new destinations to its route network in 2019, including Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia and Langkawi, Malaysia.