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PressRelease_17Feb08

Qatar Airways Launches New Corporate Rewards Programme For Small Businesses Across Qatar

Qatar Airways Launches New Corporate Rewards Programme For Small Businesses Across Qatar

Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways today unveiled a new corporate travel rewards programme for small and medium sized businesses across Qatar designed to ensure their travel budgets go further with added value services.


The newly-launched Qbiz programme will make it easier for companies with limited travel budgets to maximise their savings when travelling with Qatar Airways.


Under the new programme, when employees travel with Qatar Airways, their companies will earn Privilege Club Qmiles which, in turn can be used to redeem free flights and secure upgrades with the airline.


Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the scheme was a win, win situation for all, as business trips would be twice as rewarding.


“While Privilege Club members travelling on business will continue to earn Qmiles and membership status in their own accounts, their companies will also be able to earn Qmiles for the same trip and redeem them on subsequent Qatar Airways flights,” he said.


“Qbiz is an exciting corporate rewards programme developed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses to help them manage their travel budget more cost-effectively.”


To qualify for participation in Qbiz, registered private companies in the State of Qatar must have a minimum annual air travel spend of US$50,000, up to a maximum of US$500,000. Companies already holding corporate discount contracts with Qatar Airways are not eligible to join Qbiz.


To join Qbiz and for further information, visit www.qatarairways.com/qbiz. Once enrolled, the company will receive a personalised Qbiz account number and a Qbiz code which should be used when making bookings. Every US dollar spent on Qatar Airways flights will earn the company one Qmile.


Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 60 Airbus and Boeing aircraft to 81 destinations from Doha to Europe, Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent, Far East and North America.


Beginning March 31, Qatar Airways will launch services from Doha to the southern Chinese industrial city of Guangzhou and expand the number of flights to a host of other destinations in the airline’s rapidly growing network.


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


Doha-based Qatar Airways will have 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 2009, when the first phase of the new facility opens. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com



Qatar Airways Corporate Communications
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E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa

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