Qatar Airways is the state owned flag carrier of Qatar. Voted international Airline of the Year by Skytrax during 2011 and 2012, Qatar Airlines is a truly world class carrier.
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Doha, Qatar, the airline currently flies to over 120 destinations worldwide. Scheduled flights are operated to and from the Doha hub in the capital state of Qatar. The airline presently employs more than 300,000 staff members, of whom over 17,000 are employed directly, with an additional 13,000 staffers employed by the airline's subsidiaries.
Find out why more air travellers are opting to fly Qatar for regional and long haul travel:
In the ever more competitive air travel industry, any carrier wishing to grow their footprint must deliver a premium quality service; something which Qatar Airways does with consistency and flair.
The airline has set for itself the following goals: to deliveran outstanding in-flight service and to provide superior onboard products and operational excellence. This approach has made Qatair Airways one of the elite few international airlines to earn a 5-star airline rating from Skytrax.
Qatar Airways currently service over 120 key business and leisure destinations across the Middle East, Europe Africa,the Asia Pacific region as well as South and North America. They also routinely run airfare specials to a range of international destinations, and are generally very competitively priced.
To deliver on these goals, the airline employs over 20,000 staff members. Approximately 14,000 staff members are employed directly, and an additional 6,000 individuals indirectly by Qatar Airlines' subsidiaries.
The Qatar Group comprises the Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Qatar Airways Holidays, Doha International Airport, United Media International, Qatar Duty Free, Qatar Aviation Services, the Qatar Distribution Company as well as Qatar Executive, a corporate jet subsidiary of Qatar Airlines.
The Qatar Airways fleet comprises approximately 100 Airbuses and Boeings operating from Doha International Airport.
Qatar Airways has built a reputation as the world's 5-star airline. Attention to detail marks everything from the onboarding procedures and in-flight entertainmen to catering and the in-flight customer service. The Oryx Entertainment system keeps passengers entertained throughout the flight.
All seats feature individual seat-back television screens with audio and video available on demand (AVOD). With the exception of a few Airbus A320s, all Qatar Airways aircraft have personal seat-back television screens fitted as standard.
You can get a feel for the airline in the video clip below:
The Qatar Airways Privilege Club is the airline's loyalty programme. The programme currenty has reciprocal mile accrual agreemnts with Middle East Airlines, All Nippon Airlines, US Airlines, as well as agreements with numerous international hotel booking and car rental companies.
For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com/za.
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