The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Gaborone, Botswana, touched down at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport on Sunday 15 December.
The flight was greeted upon landing by His Excellency Vice President of Botswana, Mr. Slumber Tsogwane, and the Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr. Thulagano Segokgo.
The Doha based airline will operate a three-times weekly service to the capital city of Botswana and is the only non-African airline to fly to the country.
The airline will operate to Gaborone with its Airbus 350-900, featuring 36 seats in Business class and 247 seats in Economy class.
Passengers can enjoy the next generation interactive on-board entertainment system, Oryx One, with a choice of up to 4,000 audio and video-on-demand options as well as complimentary Wi-Fi for passengers.
The new service is Qatar Airways’ ninth new destination of the year and the third in Africa during 2019, complementing the already popular routes to Mogadishu, Somalia and Rabat, Morocco.
With Luanda, Angola to join the airlines global network in 2020, the airline is making good on its promise to grow throughout the continent.
Botswana is globally renowned for its unspoiled natural environment, including the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, making it popular for its safaris and other cultural tourism.