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Golf Masters Champion Draws Latest Qatar Duty Free Winner

Golf Masters Champion Draws Latest Qatar Duty Free Winner


Doha, QATAR – Fresh from his resounding three-shot win at the Qatar Masters, tournament champion Alvaro Quiros took time following his victory to draw the latest winner in the Qatar Duty Free Company car prize draw.


The draw was held at Qatar Airways exclusive Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport where Quiros was scheduled to depart for the Dubai Desert Classic which begins this Thursday in Dubai.



The Spanish Quiros joked that unfortunately it wouldn’t be him that was taking home the BMW 7 series – the latest prize on offer from Qatar Duty Free Company – though he was more than happy with the winnings he received from his triumph at the Qatar Masters.  



Over 1200 eligible tickets were in with a chance to win the Qatar Duty Free prize which was won by Xavier Al Meida from India. The winner takes home a brand new BMW 7 series.



Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free Company were official sponsors of the 2009 Qatar Masters. As the tournament’s official airline, Qatar Airways flew golf professionals, amateurs and officials in and out of Doha for the country’s golf bonanza.



During the four-day tournament, Qatar Airways hosted a dedicated hospitality suite at Doha Golf Club where invitees enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a selection of drinks and snacks throughout the day.



An outdoor exhibition stand at Doha Golf club allowed visitors to discover more the airline and its superior service both on the ground and in the sky. Expansion plans including the launch of a new direct route to Houston scheduled for the end of March were highlighted.



Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways was delighted to be the official airline for what is one of the country’s most esteemed and anticipated annual events. We have seen this tournament go from strength to strength and develop rapidly, much like Qatar Airways.”



“To be a part of something which has put the State of Qatar firmly on the international sporting calendar is a privilege for Qatar Airways and, as we watch the Championship event attract bigger names and more spectators each year, we are proud to be associated with the Commercialbank Qatar Masters, an event which will undoubtedly remain a firm fixture for years to come.”



Qatar Airways currently operates a young and modern fleet of 65 Airbus and Boeing aircraft serving 83 cities across Europe, Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Far East and North America.


About Qatar Airways: 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 one of the customers of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five on order and scheduled for delivery from 2012. At the Farnborough Air Show in July, the airline also ordered six Airbus A321s. Qatar Airways is due to move to the New Doha International Airport in 2011 when the first phase of the new facility is scheduled to open. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com


Qatar Airways was named as having the ‘World’s Leading Business Class’ by the World Travel Awards in December 2008 and 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 sixth year running in 2008 and the airline was voted Best in the Middle East for the third year in a row following a survey of more than 15 million passengers worldwide. For more information, log onto www.qatarairways.com


About Qatar Duty Free: Qatar Duty Free is a subsidiary of Qatar Airways and operates in the departures, arrivals, VIP lounge and Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport. Qatar Duty Free currently has 1,100 sqm of retail space.

Due to the continued and significant growth experienced in recent years by Qatar Duty Free, over US$ 1 million has been invested in refurbishing the existing shopping facilities in the airport’s departure and arrivals areas.

Qatar Duty Free also offers Qatar Airways passengers the chance to buy a selection of its products onboard.



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

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