Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways today announced the appointment of Mr. Bart Vos to the role of Executive Vice-President Commercial.
Vos takes up his new position at the airline’s headquarters in Doha, State Of Qatar, where he will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day running of the airline.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker welcomed Vos, saying his experience in working numerous airline roles across the globe will be beneficial to Qatar Airways.
“The airline is continuing its steep growth trajectory and we certainly welcome someone of Bart’s calibre to the team. His industry knowledge is exceptional and he will add considerable value to our business,” said Al Baker.
“Bart has been given an undertaking to build on the good work done to date across our commercial operation, and he is certainly up to the task.”
The Dutch airline executive brings a wealth of international aviation experience to his new position at Qatar Airways, having held roles in the airline industry for the past 28 years.
Vos will report directly to the airline’s CEO and takes over the role from Mr. Ali Al Rais, who returns to his native UAE to take up his new position of Senior Vice-President Commercial.
“Ali continues to be an outstanding asset to Qatar Airways having been with the airline virtually since its inception. His two-month secondment in Doha turned into two years, so I’m sure he welcomes the opportunity to return to the UAE. He is invaluable to the company and I personally thanked him for his contribution,” said Al Baker.
Qatar Airways’ Economy Class has been voted Best in the World in the annual Skytrax passenger survey, in which more than 16 million travellers were polled. Ranked Five Star for service and excellence by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency also voted Qatar Airways’ cabin crew Best in the Middle East for the seventh year running in 2009 and Best Airline in the Middle East for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, log onto www.qatarairways.com
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, by which time the New Doha International Airport would have opened. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com
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