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Qatar Airways Showcases Hospitality At Mediterranean Travel Trade Fair 2005

Qatar Airways Showcases Hospitality At Mediterranean Travel Trade Fair 2005

Doha, QATAR– Award-winning Qatar Airways, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, is showcasing its Five Star hospitality at one of the region’s leading travel exhibitions, Mediterranean Travel Trade Fair (MTTF) in Egypt.

Being held in the Egyptian capital Cairo, the trade show targets travel professionals from around the Middle East and rest of the world.

The three-day event, being held at the Cairo Convention and Exhibition Centre from 6-8 September, will feature a dedicated Qatar Airways stand manned by sales and marketing staff.

An information welcome desk will be the focal point for Qatar Airways cabin crew to welcome visitors to the stand. Qatar Airways is exhibiting at the event for the second year running.

MTTF is an opportunity for buyers and sellers to network, build new contacts and renew existing ones, as well as negotiate new contracts for 2006.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said MTTF was an important show which will give the airline yet another opportunity to promote its award-winning service to the travel trade.

“We exhibited at MTTF for the first time last year and were extremely pleased with the quality of visitors who passed by our stand,” he said.

“The travel industry is, and remains, our most loyal partner where we rely on the full support of travel agents and tour operators to spread the services of our airline.”

Added Al Baker: “Qatar Airways is growing at a phenomenal pace, opening up new routes and adding many new aircraft every year.

 



“By attending this exhibition, it gives us an opportunity to build and strengthen our relationships with existing trade partners and develop business with new ones.”

Qatar Airways currently operates scheduled flights from its operational hub of Doha, capital of the State of Qatar, to 66 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent and the Far East. The Kenyan capital Nairobi will be added to Qatar Airways’ route network on November 15, followed by Berlin as the airline’s third German destination on December 15.

The airline’s daily flights from Cairo to Doha offer convenient connections to many of Qatar Airways’ global destinations.

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.

Qatar Airways operates a fleet of 41 all-Airbus aircraft which will almost triple in size over the next 10 years to 110 aircraft. In June, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker announced plans at the Paris Air Show for the airline to acquire up to 80 aircraft, comprising 60 of the new generation A350s and 20 Boeing 777s worth a total US$15.2 billion.


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





Qatar Airways Corporate Communications
Tel: +974 4496956, Fax: +974 4620132
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa

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