Qatar Airlines is the main airline in Qatar, and is based in the capital city of Doha. This airline operates to all the leading destinations in the world. It is also one of just six airlines to be awarded the prestigious five star rating by Skytrax - a United Kingdom based consultancy which conducts research and surveys on commercial airlines.
Qatar Airlines currently flies to 84 destinations in 52 countries around the world, including Europe, Africa and North America. Qatar Airways Cargo, its freight branch airline, flies to 21 of these destinations. The airline was established in late November, 1993.
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- In May 2015, Qatar Airways announced that it will be expanding the services of its A350 to Germany, with the aircraft being deployed to its Doha-Munich route. This development will commence on October 1, 2015, and the Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker had the following to say: "Qatar Airways is delighted to be the first airline in Germany to provide this unique offering of flying exclusively the A350 XWB to two key cities, reiterating the airline's steadfast commitment to the market." Currently, the airline operates 14 weekly flights between Munich and it's Doha base - Hamad International Airport.
- On Monday, January 19 2015, Qatar Airways was awarded 'Business Airline of the Year' for the second year in a row at the prestigious 2015 Business Travel Awards. This year, the event was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, and was the 20th ceremony of its kind. In this particular category, Qatar Airways came up against Air Fance, Etohad Airways, Delta Airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Lufthansa German Airlines; coming out on top. Country Manager for UK and Ireland - Richard Oliver - said "This away reiterates the quality of our renowned 5-star service and it is an honour to have been recognised in this category again". Qatar Airways were also nominated in the 'Best Long-Haul Airline', but unfortunately, lost out to All Nippon Airways (ANA).
The airline offers a broad spectrum of flights to over 100 destinations
across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South
America and Australia. Qatar is also one of just six airlines to be
awarded the prestigious five star rating by Skytrax.
Frequent Flyer Program
Qatar Airway's frequent flyer program is known as Privelege Club, and boasts agreements with partners such as US Airways, Asiana Airlines, and Middle East Airlines. The club offers four tiers of membership: Burgundy, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each feature exclusive benefits, such as priority check-in, lounge access, excess baggage allowance, and priority boarding. Earn Qmiles when you travel on Qatar Airways, or any oneworld member airline, and redeem these with upgrades, excess baggage, additional flights, and much more.
Qatar Airways boast a number of offices worldwide. To source contact details for your country, simply visit the Qatar contact page on their website. Elsewise, fill out an enquiry form on the FlightSite website, and let us help you!
The Qatar Airways fleet consists of 161 aircrafts, including 35 Airbus A320-200's, 28 Boeing 777-300ER's, and 22 Boeing 787-8's.
Qatar Airways flights are famous for their award-winning in-flight entertainment and for their world class memorable flight experience. It is the first international airline to introduce live digital satellite TV onboard. The seating on Qatar Airways flights ensure passengers are comfortable and pampered. Qatar Airways offer 3 options for seating on their flights namely; economy, business and first class.
The baggage allowance on-board Qatar Airways flights differs according to destination, flight class, and frequent flyer status. As such, make sure to check your baggage allowance when booking your flight.