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Qatar Airways makes first flight to Portharcourt

By Mitchelle Uzorka, 02:14pm

Qatar airways made its First flight from Doha to the Port Harcourt International Airport on Thursday, 03-03-2022. The airplane, QR 1433, (Boeing 787-8) Dreamliner arrived in the morning hours of the day at exactly 11:18 am, at the international wing of the airport.

Qatar Airways

Representing the Governor on this special Occasion was Rivers State Deputy Governor, Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, who was on Ground to receive the Plane and it’s entourage.

Deputy Governor, Ipalibo as she receives Qatar Airways in Port Harcourt airport for the first time



Speaking during its inaugural flight, Qatar Airways’ vice president, Hendrik du Preez, said.

“Port Harcourt is an important economic hub for Nigeria. We hope these flights, linking it to the world’s financial and petrochemical capitals will contribute to its ongoing success and pave the way for future growth. We anticipate good reciprocal demand between Port Harcourt and destinations in the USA and UK.”

Rivers State deputy Governor said the arrival of Qatar Airways will enhance development, boost the economy of Nigeria and attract foreign investment to Rivers State.

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