PM From Namibia, joined Feb 2005, 7274 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4293 times:
Quoting Jambo (Thread starter): WHAT ARE THE POSSIBILITIES OF QATAR AIRWAYS AND/OR ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO START OPERATIONS INTO NAIROBI OR PROBABLY EVEN DAR ES SALAAM ?
DAR? I wouldn't hold your breath. DAR, as I'm sure you know, is served by EK, KQ, SA and KL daily plus BA, LX, Oman, Ethiopian, Air India and others who all offer connections. (Even Air Tanzania are reputed to be launching BOM and DXB this year.) Remember that Gulf were there until a year ago but pulled out. I'd say there's not much spare capacity to be soaked up.
NBO? It's a bigger market (and therefore has more connections than DAR) and it would be a more attractive route for Etihad and/or Qatar.
Having said all of that, I suspect you're right. In the fullness of time either or both will serve NBO and probably DAR but I doubt if it'll happen within the next year or two.
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4265 times:
I think with the way they are expanding and the aircraft they have on order, it is very possible that Qatar Airways could serve Nairobi in the future. Especially as they want to build Doha as a new hub airport.
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work