Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways’ high-flying frequent flyer programme, Privilege Club, is celebrating its fifth birthday with a promotional offer of up to 5,000 bonus Qmiles for its most loyal members.
Fly First or Business Class return to any one of Qatar Airways’ 62 destinations worldwide until the end of May, and members receive a one-time anniversary gift of 1,000 Qmiles for each year they have been with Privilege Club.
A member who joined the programme in May 2000, for example, will receive a gift of 5,000 Qmiles. Members who have been with Privilege Club for less than a year will receive an anniversary gift of 500 Qmiles.
To qualify for the birthday gift, Privilege Club members can simply book their anniversary flight through a local travel agent or any Qatar Airways office.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker said: “Reaching any anniversary is a milestone, and we are extremely pleased to be able to offer our Privilege Club members with an opportunity to earn extra birthday Qmiles for flying with us.
“Qatar Airways takes pride in looking after all of our passengers and this is a way of saying thank you to all our Privilege Club members.”
Qatar Airways also recently entered into a strategic partnership with Starwood Hotels and as part of the new deal, Privilege Club members can earn triple Qmiles for each stay at selected properties around the world during a three-month promotion starting on June 1, 2005.
Privilege Club was launched five years ago and has since matured into one of the leading frequent flyer programmes in the Middle East.
Over the next few weeks, Qatar Airways is adding exciting new destinations to its rapidly-growing route network.
June alone sees the launch of flights to the Iranian holy city of Mashad (June 1), the Egyptian holiday centre of Alexandria (June 9) and the Greek capital Athens (June 15). By the end of 2005, the airline plans to serve at least 70 destinations worldwide.
As one of the fastest growing and youngest carriers in the world, Qatar Airways has made significant inroads in the global aviation industry to become an award-winning airline in just a short few years.
It is one of only three airlines in the world to be ranked a Five Star carrier for excellent service and high standards by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry quality monitoring agency.
Qatar Airways operates a modern all-Airbus fleet of 40 aircraft which will double in size over the next few years following a $5.1bn order for 34 additional Airbus jets. The airline is one of the launch customers of the twin-deck A380 ‘super jumbos’ with four aircraft on order, scheduled for delivery from 2009.
Doha-based Qatar Airways will operate a fleet of 110 aircraft by 2013 – almost double the existing size. Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. The airline is a launch customer of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five aircraft on order and scheduled for delivery from 2010. Qatar Airways moves to the New Doha International Airport in 2010, when the first phase of the new facility opens. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com
Qatar Airways is one of only six airlines in the world with a Five Star ranking for service and excellence awarded by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency. Skytrax also named Qatar Airways’ cabin crew as Best in the Middle East for the fifth year running in 2007 following a survey of more than 15 million passengers worldwide. For more information, log onto www.qatarairways.com
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