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Doha, QATAR – Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, Qatar Airways will bring a taste of Qatari hospitality to the skies by offering guests who are fasting with a specially designed Iftar box. The box consists of traditional and local healthy delights associated with the breaking of the fast.

In addition to water, laban, dates and Arabic sweets to enjoy at the moment of Iftar, the specially designed boxes also contain a selection of delicacies for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian passengers. The vegetarian’s iftar baskets include a Saaj bread wrap with char-grilled red pepper and courgette, crumbled feta cheese and spiced hummus, whereas the non-vegetarian’s iftar baskets includes a roasted chicken, peeled cucumber strips, zaatar seasoning and lemon and tahini dressing in a saaj bread wrap.

Additionally, the box includes crudities of carrot and cucumber baton, black olives and parsley featuring hummus, olives vegetables and olive oil with Arabic bread. A packet of the airline’s signature mixed fruit and nuts is also included together with a banana to complete the dining experience.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the airline always seeks to offer passengers a blend of the airline’s unrivalled signature 5-star service with the warmth and grace of Qatari hospitality to all its passengers.

“Qatar Airways welcomes the tradition of the country whose people we represent. Ramadan is an important period for a vast number of our passengers and we are happy to meet their needs, offering them the high level of service they have been accustomed to.”        

These boxes are available exclusively onboard Qatar Airways operated flights between Doha and the Gulf, Middle East and the Levant to Businesses and Economy class passengers who decline the regular meals. They will be presented to passengers who are fasting around the fast break time during the flight by our award-winning cabin crew.

Iftar boxes will be distributed on flights to selected destinations including Abu Dhabi, Alexandria, Algiers, Amman, Baghdad, Bahrain, Cairo, Dubai, Erbil, Istanbul, Jeddah, Khartoum, Kuwait, Madinah, Mashhad, Muscat, Najaf, Riyadh, Sanaa and Tehran.

Passengers who are not fasting will continue to enjoy Qatar Airways’ unrivalled 5-star service on all its flights to any one of the airline’s leisure and business destinations worldwide.

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently operating a modern fleet of 127 aircraft to 128 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

Since the beginning of the year, Qatar Airways has launched flights to Gassim (KSA); Najaf (Iraq); Phnom Penh (Cambodia); Chicago (US); Salalah (Oman); and Basra (Iraq), with many more destinations planned during 2013.

Over the next few months, Qatar Airways will launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including Sulaymaniyah, Iraq (August 20), Chengdu, China (September 3), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (September 18), Clark International Airport, Philippines (October 27) and Philadelphia, USA (2 April 2014).

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About Qatar Airways:

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. At the recent Skytrax World Airline awards at the 2013 Paris Air Show, the airline was awarded Best Business Class, Best Staff Service in the Middle East, and Best Business Class Lounge .In October 2012, Qatar Airways became the first of the major Gulf carriers to officially announce plans to join a global alliance having been invited into the oneworld group. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com

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