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Qatar Airways Celebrates a Summer Filled with Beauty as Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 Comes to an End

02 Oct 2013

DOHA, Qatar – Co-presenter of this year’s Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal, Qatar Airways celebrated the success of the 5th edition international horticultural competition by presenting the People’s Choice Award in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Mother Earth, created by Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, captivated the more than 900,000 visitors and won their vote.

“We want to thank the artists who have created these green wonders with passion and talent,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.  “Through Mosaïcultures, visitors travelled and explored the world, from Madagascar to South Korea, from Thailand to Japan or even from China to Malaysia. Art and nature took them on a journey they will never forget.”

Visitors to Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal were also able to experience the Qatar Airways International Crossroads, a set of interactive stations and kiosks allowing visitors to learn about the various horticultural pieces of art that took them on a visual journey throughout the world.

During the closing ceremony, held at Montreal City Hall in the presence of Mayor Mr. Laurent Blanchard, Qatar Airways Country Manager Canada, Mr. Riyaz Saduddeen, highlighted the passion and talent that made the prestigious Mosaïcultures event such a triumph. 

“During the course of the summer, hundreds of thousands of people explored Mosaïcultures and saw for themselves the exquisite beauty of these exhibitions, brought to life by the people who created them,” said Saduddeen.  “Qatar Airways is honoured to have played an instrumental role in the success of this annual event. This was a perfect partnership as our brands have such similarities; we share the common goal of bringing the world to Canadians.”

Qatar Airways Country Manager Canada, Mr. Riyaz Saduddeen addressing the crowd during the closing ceremony

Qatar Airways Country Manager Canada, Mr. Riyaz Saduddeen addressing the crowd during the closing ceremony

Qatar Airways Country Manager Canada, Mr. Riyaz Saduddeen presenting the People's Choice Award

Qatar Airways Country Manager Canada, Mr. Riyaz Saduddeen presenting the People's Choice Award

 

About Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 129 aircraft to 131 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.

Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France in June. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge and, for the second consecutive year, Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.

The airline has also been named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport named Best Premium Service Airport for the third consecutive year in 2013. Qatar Airways has also twice been the recipient of the prestigious Skytrax Airline of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry.

Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 family of aircraft. On 30 October 2013, Qatar Airways will join the oneworld global alliance. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com

For images:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157636046644205/

For information, press only:
Alexandre Lainesse
High Road Communications for Qatar Airways
Tel: 514-908-0110 x310
Email: alex.lainesse@highroad.com

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 44302072, Fax: +974 44302069
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com