NAIROBI, Kenya – Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, recently partnered with the Kenyan Tourism Board to sponsor the third edition of Magical Kenya Travel Expo. Held from the 18th to 20th of October 2013 at the Kenya International Conference Center (KICC) in Nairobi, the exhibition was attended by His Excellency, President of the Republic of Kenya, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta.
Winning the “Best Stand” Award, the airline showcased its Boeing 787 Business Class seat for the first time in Africa with key features such as the award-winning iTouch control unit with over 1,000 movies, programming and audio interactive on-demand entertainment options, an iPort, USB port, remote data outlet, plenty of storage space for personal items and more.
Qatar Airways Wins Best Stand Award
His Excellency, President of Kenya Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta Experiences Qatar Airways' B787 Business Class seat
More than 170 international travel agents, tour operators participated in this year’s Magical Kenya Travel Expo. The exhibition provided a networking platform for the Kenyan and international trade, hence strengthening their marketing efforts and strategies.
The exhibition was aimed at showcasing Kenya as a world class tourism destination to top international trade. Since launching the Nairobi – Doha route in 2005, Qatar Airways has seen a significant increase in both tourism and business travel, hence the need to increase frequency in September this year.
Qatar Airways flies 18 times a week to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi direct from its hub in Doha, Qatar.
The schedule is:
The DOHA – NAIROBI schedule: effective 27th October 2013
QR1337 Depart Doha at 08:50 hrs Arrive Nairobi at 14:05 hrs
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
QR1339 Depart Doha at 01:05 hrs Arrive Nairobi at 06:05 hrs
QR1341 Depart Doha at 19:40 hrs Arrive Nairobi at 00:50 hrs
The NAIROBI – DOHA schedule: effective 27 October 2013
QR1338 Depart Nairobi at 17:30 hrs Arrive Doha at 22:30 hrs
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
QR1340 Depart Nairobi at 13:00 hrs Arrive Doha at 18:00 hrs
QR1342 Depart Nairobi at 01:50 hrs Arrive Doha at 06:45 hrs
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 127 aircraft to 133 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.
In 2013, Qatar Airways has launched seven destinations to date – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman), Basra (Iraq), Sulaymaniyah (Iraq), Chengdu (China), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Ta’if (Saudi Arabia), and most recently Clark Manila International Airport (Philippines).
Over the next few months, the network will grow further with Sharjah and Dubai World Central in the UAE (March 1, 2014), Philadelphia, USA (April 2, 2014) and Miami, USA (June 10, 2014).
Notes to Editors:
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 joined the oneworld global alliance. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com.
For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 44302072, Fax: +974 44302069