Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways is celebrating the launch of the latest edition of its Inflight Duty Free magazine with a US$40 gift voucher offer for total purchases worth over US$200.
Shopping Extravaganza again lives up to its name with the new issue of the magazine featuring 193 exciting products, including over 120 new items – of which 40 are available exclusively through Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways has introduced an exciting passenger promotion for 2010 – travellers spending US$200 or more on duty free items bought onboard, will receive a US$40 gift voucher. This can be redeemed on subsequent or connecting flights, giving passengers more value for money when they buy onboard the airline.
Time-conscious travellers will be excited by the launch of Emporio Armani, Aigner, Zeades, Puma and Police watches, which are available for the first time on board the airline. Watches are among the fastest growing categories for Qatar Airways’ sales onboard.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “With our latest inflight duty-free magazine, we are delighted to have introduced yet more exclusive items onboard giving our passengers an even greater choice of purchases on our flights.
“We have also introduced this exciting US$40 gift voucher offer to provide added value and to further tempt our passengers to make purchases on the array of products available.”
Premium cigars also make their debut onboard Qatar Airways with a selection of fine cheroots available. The cigar offering complements the variety of leading cigarette brands already for sale onboard.
Miniature Qatar Airways aircraft models, including the company’s flagship Boeing 777 aircraft and Airbus A330 aircraft can also be bought through the airline’s in-flight Duty Free. These sought-after collector’s items continue to be popular onboard sellers.
A wide selection of children’s items and souvenir products, including a Qatar Airways Airport set, Qatar Airways plane jigsaw puzzle, and stylised playing cards, key chains and more, are on offer.
To further improve product knowledge, Qatar Airways’ cabin crew have received training from some of the airline’s brand partners – Traveler, Dior, Al Maserve, Swiss Time and La Prairie – with trainers flying to Doha to conduct the specialised training.
Members of Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club frequent flyer programme can continue to earn QMiles on all purchases – 2 QMiles for every US$1 spent onboard.
The Shopping Extravaganza magazine is available in seat pockets onboard all Qatar Airways’ flights – and passengers can also view the entire magazine online at qatarairways.com.
For those customers who want to pre-order their duty free items, all they have to do is send an email or fax stating what purchases they want to make to the contact given on the Qatar Airways website.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 76 aircraft to 85 destinations worldwide. It will operate a fleet of 120 aircraft by 2013. The airline has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 24 Airbus A320 Family of aircraft, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. Qatar Airways has aircraft orders for more than 220 jets worth over US$40 billion and 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.qatarairways.com and www.ndiaproject.com
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