Qatar Airways said today that it would resume flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban from 3 October.

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Qatar Airways.

There would be 19 weekly flights to and from Doha, the airline said, adding that the aircraft  on the South African routes would be a mix of Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s. Lufthansa and Emirates today became the first to resume international flights, and KLM and Ethiopian are schedule to as well.

“We are delighted to resume flights to South Africa further expanding our network in the region,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker. “We know many passengers across the world and in South Africa have been eagerly awaiting the resumption of scheduled international flights and we look forward to helping reunite them with their families and loved ones.

“Qatar Airways has worked closely with the Government of South Africa throughout this crisis operating 28 special charter flights to help take over 11,500 South Africans and international travellers home.”