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PressRelease1_4Apr11

Qatar Airways Unveils Biggest Promotion In Its History

Qatar Airways Unveils Biggest Promotion In Its History

Doha, QATAR – Taking the level of excitement to new heights, Qatar Airways today unveiled the long-awaited highlight of its 100th destination launch campaign – a ‘two for the price of one’ ticket offer marking the biggest promotion in its 14-year history.


The Doha-based carrier will reach the historic milestone of 100 destinations on April 6 with the start of flights to the Syrian city of Aleppo.


In celebration of the significant achievement, Qatar Airways will launch the 48-hour global promotion from midnight tomorrow.


Starting from 6 April 2011 (at 00:01 hrs) to 7 April 2011 (at 23:59 hrs) customers from around the world can book two tickets for the price of one on qatarairways.com/100. Terms & conditions apply*. Bookings are based on the time zone they are booking from.


This never-seen-before Qatar Airways offer is valid for travel between 1st May 2011 and 10th June 2011, with travel to be completed by 11th June 2011.


Qatar Airways Chief Executive Office Akbar Al Baker said: “The launch of our 100th destination is a great milestone in the success story of Qatar Airways. Since our re-launch just over 14 years ago, the airline has grown from strength to strength at a phenomenal pace, and this remarkable achievement of reaching 100 destinations would not have been possible without the loyal support of our customers, who have supported our business over the years.


“Our 100th destination launch is a perfect opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all our customers, valued partners, corporate and leisure travellers for making Qatar Airways their airline of choice.


“Through this amazing global promotion, we are pleased to give back and to share this historic moment with our customers. It is also a great way for those who have never flown with Qatar Airways before to try our service and see how our Five Star service sets us apart from others,” added Al Baker.


 The fabulous offer is the ultimate highlight of an array of promotions for travellers around the world to celebrate Qatar Airways’ 100th destination launch.


In addition, to the “two for one” offer, Qatar Airways is running an online competition until 16th April 2011 on qatarairways.com/100 for which customers may sign up for a chance to win one of 100 pairs of free tickets to any destination of their choice on Qatar Airways’ network. Customers have extra chances to win free tickets if they refer the offer to friends.


Furthermore, the airline’s frequent flyer loyalty programme, Privilege Club, is offering members 10,000 bonus Qmiles and a special discount of 25 percent on award tickets redeemed at qmiles.com. For Qatar Airways’ QNB co-branded credit card holders, up to 3,000 additional bonus Qmiles are on offer. Further details on these offers are available at qatarairways.com/100


Qatar Airways Holidays, the airline’s tour operating division, is introducing an attractive Doha stop-over package at special rates giving travellers a chance to explore the sights of Qatar before continuing to their onward destinations. These packages are available via qatarairways.com/100-offers


Today, Qatar Airways flies to a wide range of key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America with a modern fleet of 97 aircraft.


Qatar Airways is ranked the third best airline among the top 10 carriers in the world in the prestigious annual Skytrax audit of global passenger travel. Ranked Five Star for excellence by Skytrax, the airline’s competitive product focuses on comfort, cuisine, in-flight entertainment, award-winning in-flight service and a fleet of aircraft that is young and modern averaging just less than four years old.


Qatar Airways’ 2011 expansion highlights are:


New Routes:


  • ALEPPO, April 6th                             4-flights-a-week, airline’s 100th destination
  • SHIRAZ, June 5th                             Twice-weekly flights – carrier’s third destination in Iran
  • VENICE, June 15th                           Daily flights take Italian network up to three cities                                    
  • MONTREAL, June 29th                     Airline’s debut in Canada with introduction of thrice-weekly flights
  • KOLKATA, July 27th                          Daily flights take airline’s Indian network up to 12 destinations
  • SOFIA, September 14th                   4-flights-a-week strengthen Eastern European presence
  • OSLO, October 5th                            5-flights-a-week – airline’s third Scandinavian route 

* Terms & Conditions of “2 for 1 Offer”


  • Outbound travel is valid between: 1st May 2011 and 10th June 2011 (with all travel completed by 10th June 2011)
  • Purchase dates: 6th April to 7th April 2011 only.  Purchase dates are set to the local departure time of your city.
  • Valid on Qatar Airways-operated flights only.
  • 2 for 1 Offer is not valid on all flights and fares.
  • Offer not applicable for travel on the following sectors: between Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, or Houston, New York or Washington to Doha.
  • Offer valid for Economy Class, return tickets only.
  • Seats are limited and subject to availability.
  • Changes permitted at a fee, within the travel period.
  • No refunds, 100% cancellation fee will be applied.
  • Child discount not applicable.  Child bookings are to be made as adult bookings. Infant discount 80% of the adult fare.  Taxes & fees must be paid.
  • The offer requires all travellers to remain on the same booking; travellers may not travel separately.
  • The price shown on Price & Date Options and Flight & Fare Selection pages are per person
  • Seats are limited and subject to availability.
  • Other conditions apply, please review the terms at the time of booking.
  • Offer is only valid for bookings made through qatarairways.com/100Offer applicable to airfare only. Applicable taxes and fees will be additional.

Qatar Airways has been voted third best airline in the world following the annual 2010 Skytrax survey of 18 million international passengers. In the survey, the airline was also voted as having the Best Business Class Service and Catering in the World, as well as being honoured as the Best Airline in The Middle East for the fifth consecutive year.


Qatar Airways also became the first airline to receive the Staff Service Excellence Award for the Middle East. The new award replaces the Best Cabin Staff in the Middle East category, which Qatar Airways has won for the past seven years. The expanded category now includes airline staff at all passenger touch points, including onboard, reservations, check-in and airport personnel.


Qatar Airways has orders for 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.qatarairways.com



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

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