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Step on board a flight from Asmara to Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways and enjoy a new level of luxury air travel. Our modern aircraft has been designed with your comfort as a priority, so you can recline in spacious seating and that all-important extra legroom - a crucial consideration on long-haul flights in particular. Choose from an award-winning menu of delicious cuisine as well as a range of quality services designed to enrich your flying experience on your way to the political hub of the United States.
Washington D.C., on the Potomac River, is capital of the United States and home to an army of government functionaries. At its heart is the iconic White House, and the city is remarkable for its number of neoclassical buildings and monuments, such as the Supreme Court and the Capitol. The Kennedy Centre is just one of Washington’s many performing arts venues, and there are also many art galleries to visit during your trip here.
Eritrea’s largest international airport, Asmara International Airport is a relatively compact and efficient departure point from this fascinating country. Customers flying from Asmara with Qatar Airways will find the airport to be friendly and secure, with adequate facilities and a helpful, professional team ready to provide you with a memorable start to your journey.
The airport has a history dating back to 1922, making it one of the oldest in Africa and a key transport hub internationally. Recent improvements to the runway have opened up a number of new routes from the airport, placing it firmly on the map for international travellers.
Transportation and parking
The airport is close to the city of Asmara and is reasonably served by buses and taxis. However, travellers with larger amounts of luggage would be well advised to pre-book a taxi through their hotel, as buses to the airport can be very crowded. There is limited available parking for short- and long-term stays, and spaces do fill up quickly.
At the airport
Customers flying from Asmara with Qatar Airways depart from the main Departure area. This compact airport is easy to navigate, but due to very tight security checks it is advisable to arrive at least one to two hours before your flight is due to board to check-in and clear security checks.
Facilities and amenities
The airport has a selection of facilities for passengers, including a First and Business-class lounge area, several shops selling a selection of goods, and a number of vendors providing food and beverages.
The home of the President of the United States, Congress, the White House and a host of other iconic monuments, attractions and sights, Washington D.C. is the very heart of the U.S. Fly to Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways and you can start discovering this fabulous capital city for yourself.
From the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument, a trip to Washington D.C. is bound to get your camera snapping and your passion for exploration flowing. It’s also home to countless museums and galleries, making your visit one to remember.
Washington D.C. gathers some of its best attractions in one place, so the National Mall is probably one of the best ways to see Washington’s monuments.
The mall is full of museums and exhibits, with the Lincoln Memorial on one end and Capitol Hill on the other, and encompasses famous monuments, such as the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
If you walk south of the mall, you can also find the Tidal Basin, popular during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival each spring. Tours of the White House are incredibly popular but must be booked well in advance.
Washington D.C. is also home to dozens of museums. The Popular Smithsonian museums include the National Museums of National History, National Portrait Gallery, and the National Air and Space Museum. The Spy Museum is perfect for families with children, who will love all the gadgets.
Flights to Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways land at Washington Dulles International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Washington D.C. please check the visa and passport requirements.
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