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Qatar Airways Touches Down in Abuja

Qatar Airways has commenced scheduled flights between Doha and Abuja, Nigeria. The inaugural flight touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja earlier today.

The inaugural flight was operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, commanded by Captain Khan Sameer Ali who was assisted by Nigeria’s Adeola Sowemimo.

First Officer Adeola is the first Nigerian female Boeing 787 Pilot and the first Nigerian female Pilot to fly for Qatar Airways.

The new service to Abuja will operate three times a week via Lagos using a state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner offering 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.

L-R: Captain, Qatar Airways, Khan Sameer Ali; Senior Cabin Crew Member, Ouimama; Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Nigerian Senate Committee, Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa; , Qatar Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr Abdulaziz Mubarak Al Muhannadi; Charge d'affaires, Nigeria Embassy in Qatar, Mr Auwalu Jega Namadina; and Co-Pilot/First Officer, Qatar Airways, Adeola Sowemimo, at the inaugural flight touchdown of Qatar Airways in Abuja, Nigeria today.

With flights to more than 85 destinations in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America, passengers wanting to travel to or from Nigeria can now enjoy seamless connectivity via Doha.

By mid-December, Qatar Airways will operate over 65 weekly flights to 20 destinations in Africa including Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Durban, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Lagos, Luanda, Maputo, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tunis, and Zanzibar.

Passengers on the Abuja service can look forward to a touch of African hospitality onboard with the carrier’s multicultural cabin crew including more than 30 African nationalities.

Additionally, passengers across our network can also enjoy a variety of African movies, TV shows, and music on Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system.

Qatar Airways travellers from Africa can now enjoy new baggage allowances ranging from 46 Kg for

Economy Class split over two pieces and 64 Kg split over two pieces in Business Class.

This initiative is designed to offer passengers more flexibility and comfort when travelling on board Qatar Airways. For more information please visit

Abuja Flight Schedule: (Wednesday, Friday & Sunday)

Doha (DOH) to Abuja (ABV) QR1419 departs: 01:10 arrives: 11:35

Abuja (ABV) to Doha (DOH) QR1420 departs: 16:20 arrives: 05:35 +1

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