DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways, the national carrier for Qatar, today announced its plans for exhibiting at the upcoming Dubai Airshow 2013, taking place at the Dubai World Central in the United Arab Emirates, 17-21 November 2013.
The airline will once again feature a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with custom interior featuring 254 seats; 22 in Business Class in a 1– 2– 1 configuration and a 232 seating capacity in Economy with a 3–3–3 layout.
Also once again, Qatar Executive will showcase one of its Bombardier Global 5000 featuring a spacious two cabin configuration with a separate galley, allowing passengers to enjoy discrete service and maximum confidentiality. The powerful yet versatile aircraft is known to have the widest and most spacious cabin among super-large business jets while Qatar Executive business and private customers travel in the luxury of corporate aviation’s most comfortable and ‘business connected’ cabin.
Qatar Airways Cargo Airbus A330F
Qatar Executive Bombardier Global 5000
Qatar Airways Boeing 787
Making its debut at the Dubai Airshow, Qatar Airways Cargo will showcase the Airbus A330F, one of a fleet of eight which serves more than 40 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub.
“The Dubai Airshow is not only one of the most important aerospace events in the Middle East but in the world,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker. “This is evident in the exponential growth of the airshow in recent years and the influx of international businesses in the region over the last decade.”
The 2013 show expects 1,000 exhibitors from around the world along with 60,000 trade visitors and up to 1,500 international and regional media. This year’s new home for the Dubai Airshow, the Dubai World Central features a purpose-built site for the Airshow, improved parking and catering facilities as well as a larger static park.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 129 aircraft to 132 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), and most recently Ta’if (Saudi Arabia).
Over the next few weeks and months, the network will grow further with Clark Manila International Airport, Philippines (October 27), Philadelphia, USA (April 2, 2014) and Miami, USA (June 10, 2014).
Notes to Editors:
About Qatar Airways Cargo
Qatar Airways Cargo serves more than 40 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 125 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than 122 aircrafts. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes three Airbus A330F and five Boeing 777 Freighters
About Qatar Executive
Qatar Airways first announced at the Paris Air Show in 2009 the formation of a corporate jet subsidiary – Qatar Executive – as part of the airline’s ongoing robust global growth strategy, and continued commitment to the Middle East and global business travel community. Today, Qatar Executive offers worldwide on-demand travel services onboard its wholly-owned Bombardier business jet fleet. Qatar Executive's service portfolio includes Aircraft management, Airline Charter, Maintenance and FBO services.
About Qatar Airways
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.