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DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is leading an aviation conference bringing together experts from across aviation and software fields to promote the use of operations research in the airline industry. The Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS) event will explore the use of sophisticated mathematical methods that are found in science, engineering, business, computer science, and within the aviation industry for improved efficiency and more effective crew management.

More than 80 conference delegates, representing eight international airlines and leading software vendors from around the world, are meeting in Doha during 22-25 May to discuss new ideas and the latest concepts such as the benefits of using applied mathematics to streamline operations including manpower planning, crew rosters and the impact of industry changes on crew management.

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Dr. Hugh Dunleavy, who officially opened the conference with a key note address, said: “As one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Qatar Airways has a responsibility to manage its growing workforce in the most effective manner, ensuring that we continue to attract and retain pilots and cabin crew of the highest calibre.

“By utilising the very latest in Operations Research, technical developments and innovative analytics, and by sharing knowledge both within and beyond the aviation industry, Qatar Airways can ensure that it is implementing the latest state-of-the-art practices as well as driving further advancement for the benefit of both our staff and our passengers.”

Crew Management is one of several specific aviation working groups formed by AGIFORS and its partner airlines, which together arrange forums to discuss Reservations and Yield Management, Strategic and Schedule Planning, Cargo, Airline Operations and the Operational Research Managers Working Group.

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About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 185 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

In 2015 Qatar Airways launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 3,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways’ strategy reflects the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 185 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, nine Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.

For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2022, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa

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