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Qatar Airways Celebrates First Anniversary in Ethiopia


Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar, celebrated the first anniversary of its services to Ethiopia on 1 October 2014 by partnering once again with Our Father’s Kitchen programme.

Our Father’s Kitchen is a feeding programme which provides daily meals for approximately 217 underprivileged children in three different neighbourhoods of the Addis Ababa community.

Qatar Airways Vice President Africa, Jared Lee, said:

At Qatar Airways, we have a strong tradition of corporate social responsibility and that is why we always endeavour to lend a helping hand in the communities that we serve. We are very pleased that we are able to partner once again with Our Father’s Kitchen to help support the tireless efforts they do in the local community.’

More than 200 local school children, who are a part of the programme, enjoyed an unforgettable afternoon of enjoyment and hospitality at Bora Amusement Park. The children, along with representatives of Qatar Airways and members of the local media, also enjoyed a lunch prepared by Our Father’s Kitchen. At the end of the day, the school-aged children were each presented with a new school uniform along with exercise books for the academic year.

Qatar Airways commenced services between Doha and Addis Ababa in September last year, operating three non-stop flights per week on the route. Committed to making a difference to the lives of those in the local community from which it operates, Qatar Airways chose to partner with Our Father’s Kitchen for the second year in a row, marking its first anniversary in Addis Ababa.

Home to the African Union and the second most populous country in the continent, Ethiopia is often called the political capital of Africa due to its historical, cultural and political significance.

With three flights a week to Addis Ababa, Qatar Airways offers an excellent alternative gateway with great connections via Doha to an exciting range of business and leisure destinations across North and South America, Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific. Popular destinations include Washington DC, New York, Houston, Chicago, Montreal, London and Dubai.

The Doha-Addis Ababa route is served by an Airbus A320 with 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class. The aircraft offers seatback TV screens providing all passengers with the next generation interactive onboard entertainment system featuring a choice of more than 800 audio and video on demand options.

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Flight schedules, between Addis Ababa and Doha, are as follows:

DOHA-ADDIS ABABA:  Three times a week

Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

QR1427 Depart Doha at 20:30 hrs, arrive Addis Ababa at 00:30 hrs next day

ADDIS ABABA-DOHA: Three times a week

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

QR1428 Depart Addis Ababa at 02:00 hrs, arrive Doha at 05:20 hrs


On 30 October 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

For more information or bookings, visit Qatar Airways’ website.

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