Maputo - Qatar Airways said Thursday it will introduce
thrice-weekly flights to Mozambique, one of southern Africa's
fastest-growing investment destinations.
The flights from Doha to the capital Maputo, with a stop in Johannesburg, start on October 31.
"Whether in Africa, Europe, Asia, Middle East or
Americas, we have identified great opportunities where other carriers
dare not venture into," said the airline's chief executive Akbar Al
"Mozambique is a great example of a market that we
believe has great potential linking up with key feeder markets in
Europe, Asia and other parts of the world."
Mozambique is the airline's 20th destination in Africa.
The former Portuguese colony, which remains one of the
world's poorest countries nearly two decades after a devastating civil
war, has seen a flood of investment recently.
Its economy has regularly posted strong growth, estimated at 7.5% this year.
Foreign investment has been buoyed by recent
discoveries of natural gas and growing exports of coal as well
traditional commodities like wood, sugar and tobacco.