Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways has introduced the latest issue of its inflight duty free magazine featuring the widest range of products available for sale onboard.
From cosmetics and fragrances to watches, jewellery and gifts, the airline has introduced a wide selection of products for passengers of all age groups.
The 116-page brochure features an exciting collection of new products, along with some of the best selling items, as well as exclusive lines not available onboard other airlines in the region.
Ladies and gents fragrances, cosmetics, skin care, nails, jewellery, sunglasses, fashion, kids’ games, travel accessories, souvenirs, cigarettes and specially-packed Arabic fragrances are among a vast array of items on sale.
Passengers flying on Qatar Airways’ extensive network of destinations covering 66 routes worldwide, can also select their purchases through a pre-order service by taking their time to browse through the magazine before flying.
Qatar Airways Inflight Duty Free, part of the Qatar Airways division Qatar Duty Free, manages the airline’s onboard sales.
Key highlights of the 16th edition of the magazine are:
- An exclusive collection of Chopard jewellery and accessories – the first inflight offering in the Middle East. Features Chopard’s Happy Diamond Pendant, key chain, roller racing pen for ladies and gents with matching mobile phone straps
- In association with leading Arabic fragrance house Ahmed Al Quraishi, there are four distinctive and popular Arabic fragrances exclusively packed for Qatar Airways
- New, trendy range of Montblanc writing instruments and watches
- All product descriptions are translated in Arabic and Japanese, and with English, a first in the region to have three languages in one inflight magazine.
For collectors, Qatar Duty Free is offering Qatar Airways’ new Airbus A380 and A340-600 aircraft as miniature die-cast models. Both these aircraft-type join Qatar Airways’ expanding fleet over the next four years. The models complement the A320 and Qatar Airways’ flagship long-haul A330-200s which are already available for sale inflight.
Qatar Airways is offering a special inflight promotion where passengers making purchases of US$200 or more, will receive a raffle coupon for a chance to win a brand new luxurious Mercedes Benz SLK 200. One lucky passenger will walk away with the Mercedes SLK 200 when the draw is held towards the end of year.
In addition, members of Privilege Club, Qatar Airways’ frequent flyer programme, earn 2 Qmiles for every US$1 spent on purchases onboard. The miles earned can be redeemed for an array of travel benefits through Privilege Club, including flights and accommodation.
Qatar Duty Free Assistant General Manager Krishna Kumari said the latest magazine featured the most comprehensive range of products ever available on Qatar Airways.
“We are pleased to offer an exciting range of products for our passengers, and especially provide them with a wide choice to select from,” she said.
“With the huge range on offer, we are also bringing back the romance back for passengers to purchase duty free onboard for their loved ones.
“Duty free purchases have always been part and parcel of a holiday experience. For those business travellers with hectic schedules and little time to buy something in city stores during their travels, what better opportunity to choose from our exciting collection of products onboard Qatar Airways from the comfort of their seats.”
For pre-order purchases, passengers can select their products 72 hours before the date of travel by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to +974 4626516. The entire shopping catalogue is also available for review on www.qatarairways.com
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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