Qatar Airways Expands Network to Kinshasa, DRC

QR's New Doha-Kinshasa service starts June 1, 2024.

Photo/ Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways (QR) has expanded its network with service to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), starting June 01, 2024.

This expansion also increases service frequency and capacity operating to Luanda’s Quatro de Fevereiro Airport (LAD), in Angola.

Qatar Airways Inaugurates service to Kinshasa
Qatar Airways at Kinshasa’s N’djili International Airport / Photo: Qatar Airways

Doha-Kinshasa Flight Schedule

Starting June 1, 2024, Qatar Airways will operate four weekly flights to Kinshasa’s N’djili International Airport. The four weekly services will also increase capacity to Angola, with the number of flights to Luanda rising from one to four.


Every Monday and Saturday (all local time):

  • Doha (DOH) to Kinshasa (FIH) – Flight No. QR1491
  • Departure from (DOH) 02:45 – Arrival at (FIH) 08:10
  • Kinshasa (FIH) to Doha (DOH) – Flight No. QR1491 via Luanda (LAD):
  • Departure from (FIH) 09:40 – Arrival at (DOH) 22:50

Every Thursday and Friday (all local time):

  • Doha (DOH) to Kinshasa (FIH) – Flight No. QR1489 via Luanda (LAD):
  • Departure from (DOH) 09:20 –Arrival at (FIH) 18:25
  • Kinshasa (FIH) to Doha (DOH) – Flight No. QR1489
  • Departure from (FIH) 19:55 – Arrival at (DOH) 05:45+1

Qatar Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Thierry Antinori stated:

“Qatar Airways has showcased its commitment to the region by providing passengers in Africa with greater choice to explore different corners of the world through our network and our hub in Doha, Hamad International Airport.”

Qatar Airways highlighted the addition of Kinshasa increases the number of destinations in Africa served to twenty-nine.