Doha, QATAR - Qatar Airways has unveiled a new fare structure giving passengers who buy tickets in Qatar with more choice, greater flexibility and excellent value for money.
Effective November 1 when the new ex-Doha fares go on sale, customers will be able to take advantage of a wider range of easy to understand fares that let the customer choose according to what they value - price, schedules or flexibility.
They are also designed to help customers better plan their travel arrangements and avoid the disappointment of trying to book during busy travel periods.
The three-tier structure is broken down into new Flexi-Value, Standard Value and Super Value fares for passengers travelling on business or leisure.
From Flexi-Value full flexibility fares allowing passengers to change their date of travel or obtain a refund without charge, to Super Value advance purchase fares where tickets are bought well ahead of the travel date, the new structure promises to appeal to a wider customer base.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the revamped fare structure was much-needed to give customers more choice and flexibility, but more importantly, greater value for money.
"In today's highly competitive aviation industry, passengers are more demanding and airlines are becoming more responsive to their needs," he said.
"Apart from product innovation, high service levels and having a modern, reliable fleet of aircraft which are the cornerstone of Qatar Airways' drive forward as one of the best airlines in the skies today, we cannot afford to ignore our fare structure.
"Qatar Airways has developed a new fare structure which we believe offers great value, is easy to understand for the consumer and meets the needs of all our customer segments, whether they travel on business, leisure or in groups."
The new fares will be available through Qatar Airways' ticket offices, travel agents and on our website - www.qatarairways.com - the fastest way to book your flights.
Members of Qatar Airways - award-winning Privilege Club loyalty programme, who book the new fares online at www.qatarairways.com between 1 November 2007 and 31 December 2007, will earn a bonus of 1,000 Qmiles.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 58 all-Airbus aircraft to 79 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Far East, Indian subcontinent and North America. The highlight of Qatar Airways' 2007 expansion has been the launch of flights to New York (Newark) and Washington DC - the airline's first move into the North American market.
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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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