oneworld Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby cardholders departing from Doha on other oneworld member airlines or flying Economy Class on Qatar Airways will be able to receive the privileges and benefits to which they are entitled - access to premium check-in facilities, lounges, etc., as appropriate - at Doha's main passenger terminal. Facilities at Qatar Airways' Premium Passenger Terminal at its Doha hub will continue to be accessible only by customers holding First Class or Business Class tickets on Qatar Airways.
Logos, photographs and video
Logos and photographs for oneworld , Qatar Airways and the alliance’s other member airlines can be downloaded in high resolution print quality format from
Photographs from today’s joining ceremony will be available from flickr.com/qatarairways
Video webstreams from today’s joining ceremonies can be viewed at youtube.com/qatarairways from 1000 and 12 noon Doha time (0700 and 0900 GMT/UTC) with an edited highlights package from the day available at that web address soon.
About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways was launched in 1997 and quickly established itself as one of the world’s fastest growing and highest quality airlines.
It was named Skytrax’s Airline of the Year for 2011 and 2012 and runner-up for 2013. It is also the organisation’s Best Middle East Airline for the seventh year running and has retained Skytrax’s five-star ranking since 2004.
Qatar Airways, which uses the two-letter code QR, boarded 17 million passengers in 2012. Its 130-aircraft fleet is one of the world’s youngest, with an average age of four years, including the world’s newest passenger jet, the Boeing 787. It has orders and options for more than 250 new aircraft for delivery over the next few years, including 13 Airbus A380-800s, 80 Airbus A350s, 52 more Boeing 787s and 80 Airbus A320neos.
Among the 130 plus destinations worldwide it serves are oneworld hubs: Amman, Berlin Tegel, Buenos Aires Ezeiza, Chicago O’Hare, Hong Kong, London Heathrow, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid, Melbourne, Miami, Domodedovo, New York JFK, Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Narita, the Sao Paulo base of member elect TAM and the Colombo home of oneworld member elect Sri Lankan Airlines.
oneworld is an alliance of the world’s leading airlines, committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers. Its member airlines work together to deliver consistently a superior, seamless travel experience, with special privileges and rewards for frequent flyers, including earning and redeeming miles and points across the entire alliance network. Top tier cardholders (Emerald and Sapphire) enjoy access to more than 550 airport lounges. The most regular travellers (Emerald) can also use fast track security lanes at select airports and extra baggage allowances.
oneworld is currently the holder of six leading international awards for airline alliances - named World’s Best Airline Alliance in the 2013 World Airline Awards by the independent Skytrax airline quality ratings agency, Best Airline Alliance in Business Traveller’s 2013 awards, the Best Airline Alliance by Global Traveler in its GT Tested Reader Survey 2012 Awards for the third year running, the World’s Leading Airline Alliance in the 2012 World Travel Awards for the 10th year running, Australian Business Traveller Best Airline Alliance in 2012 for the second year running, and FlightStats Airline Alliance On-Time Performance 2012 winner, in what was believed to have been the first time a punctuality award has been presented to any global airline alliance.