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Qatar Airways begins flower flights to Zimbabwe

Qatar Airways has boosted its commitment to southern Africa by launching a linked service between Doha and Lusaka (LUN) in Zambia and Harare (HRE) in Zimbabwe. Departing thrice weekly, the widebody will fly to LUN before continuing onto HRE. The operator says these flights will generate more than 30 tonnes of cargo capacity each week in both directions.

It plans to fly pharmaceuticals, automotive, and technology equipment into the countries, while exporting vegetables and flowers onto destinations across Europe and Asia.

As the nation’s largest commercial hub, Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport has become the gateway to Zambia’s renowned tourist attractions, including its game reserves and Victoria Falls.

“We have ambitious plans for Africa which is one of the fastest-growing economic regions of the world, with rising consumer demand and an abundance of natural resources,” said Qatar Airways group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker. 

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