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Qatar Airways Named Official Host Of 2nd Annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Gala After-Party

Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways announced today that it will be the host of the After-Party of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival Opening Night Gala  to be held on 26 October at The Pearl in Doha, Qatar.   

More than 1000 guests are expected to attend the after-party, which will be held for the first time at Doha’s most glamorous address,The Pearl. The sponsorship provides Qatar Airways with the opportunity to present its five-star hospitality at the star-studded event, which promises to be one of the most talked-about parties in Qatar’s social calendar this year.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “We are pleased to be hosting the celebratory event marking the start of what promises to be a very enjoyable and enriching film experience.

Qatar Airways was a sponsor of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival’s maiden event last year, and continues to support the Festival. In the first year, more than 20,000 people attended the films and festivities. With an additional day and more than 20 films added to the programme, it is expected to generate even more engagement from the community.

The airline’s holiday division, Qatar Airways Holidays, is offering a Film Festival VIP Package, which includes an invitation to the Opening Night Gala, access to screenings, and/or the Closing Night Gala with a hotel stay booked at select properties. Partner hotels are the Ramada, Movenpick Tower, Marriott, and the W.

For more information or to make a booking, email Qatar Airways Holidays at discoverqatar@qatarairways.com.qa or call +974 4449 6973/6980. Hotel packages are available for a limited time only.

Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of 89 aircraft to 93 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and North and South America. The carrier has outstanding orders for more than 200 aircraft worth over US$40 billion.

On October 12, the airline launched flights to the Thai holiday island of Phuket and, beginning November 1, introduces the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi to its growing network.

Over the next few months, Qatar Airways will increase its European portfolio of destinations, offering excellent connections to and from Asia Pacific via Doha. These are Nice beginning November 24, Budapest and Bucharest starting January 17, Brussels effective January 31 and Stuttgart from March 9.

Ranked Five Star for service and excellence by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency also places Qatar Airways among the world’s top three carriers. At the 2010 Skytrax World Airline Awards, Qatar Airways was awarded World’s Best Business Class, Best Airline in the Middle East for the fifth consecutive year, World’s Best Business Class Catering, and the Staff Service Excellence Award for the Middle East. The awards are compiled from results of the annual Skytrax passenger survey in which almost 18 million travellers were polled over a 10-month period. For more information, log onto www.qatarairways.com.Qatar Airways will operate a fleet of 120 aircraft by 2013, by which time its global network will rise to 120 destinations. 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. The carrier has aircraft orders for more than 200  jets worth over US$40 billion pending delivery 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.

About Doha Tribeca Film Festival

As the Doha Film Institute's annual celebration of all things film, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) is a community minded five day event that showcases the best of Arab and international films. The Festival also reflects DFI´s film financing and year-round educational arms with industry programs and filmmaker events designed to fulfill DFI´s mission of empowering storytellers and building a long term film industry in Qatar. Launched in 2009, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival reflects a successful cultural partnership between DFI and Tribeca Enterprises. Based on a mutual mission to promote the influence of cinema, the importance of community culture and the need for arts education, the Festival provides an annual platform that celebrates the wonders of film appreciation and entertainment from every corner of the globe.

DTFF 2010 is proud to be supported by: official airline partner Qatar Airways, Volunteer Programme official sponsor Virgin Mobile Qatar, and hospitality partners, Four Seasons Hotel, W Hotel and Grand Hyatt.

Qatar Airways Corporate Communications
Tel: +974 44496956, Fax: +974 44620132
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa

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