First Qatar, Ethiopian Airlines flights land in Durban

QATAR Airways flew a Boeing 787 Dreamliner into Durban’s King Shaka International Airport on Thursday, a day after Ethiopian Airlines flew a Dreamliner into the Indian Ocean city on South Africa’s national Day of Reconciliation.

The inaugural flights mean that five prominent international carriers are now flying into the airport, after Turkish Airlines launched four flights a week between Durban and Istanbul — via Johannesburg — last month.

"It’s quite exciting for Durban. In the last two months we have managed to get three big (international) airlines flying into Durban," Colin Naidoo, communications and brand manager at King Shaka, said on Thursday.

Qatar Airways will offer four return flights a week between Doha and Durban — also with a stop in Johannesburg. Ethiopian Airlines is providing three direct return flights a week between Durban and Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

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Source: BDlive