Qatar and South Sudan established diplomatic ties in September 2020.
Qatar Airways is set to be exposed to more destinations around the world through an agreement signed on Sunday between Doha and South Sudan.
The document, designed to further open airspaces, was inked by Mohamed Faleh Al Hajri, who is in charge of managing the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, and Captain Subek David Dada, Chief Executive of the South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority.
“The agreement comes in the context of connecting Qatar with more air services agreements that open airspaces for the national carrier to fly to more destinations around the world,” state-run Qatar News Agency reported.
On the agenda was also means of boosting Qatar and South Sudan’s bilateral ties in the fields of civil aviation, transportation and transportation services.
The latest development comes as Qatar Airways announced its profits during the past fiscal year stood at $1.5 billion.
The Gulf carrier revealed this year’s revenue reached $14.4 billion, which is up 78% in comparison to last year’s. During the fiscal period between 2021 to 2022, the airline carried 18.5 million passengers, an approximate 200% surge from the previous year.
This is considered a drastic reversal of past slow downs for Qatar Airways as it grappled with a net loss of $4.1 billion in the previous fiscal cycle due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the grounding of more than 20 of its A350 jets.
“We have pursued every business opportunity and left no stone unturned as we aimed to meet our targets,” Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said.
“Our strategic investments in a varied fleet of modern, fuel-efficient aircraft has helped us overcome the significant challenges related to capacity constraints while balancing commercial needs as swiftly as possible.”
Qatar-South Sudan relations
Qatar and the Republic of South Sudan established diplomatic relations in September 2020.
In December 2020, Doha welcomed the signing of…