In addition to water, laban, dates and sweets to enjoy at the moment of Iftar, the specially designed boxes also contain a selection of mouth watering delicacies, which include a chicken shawarma sandwich with spiced chicken, tahina sauce and shredded lettuce and a mezze salad featuring hummus, olives vegetables and olive oil with Arabic bread. A packet of the airline’s signature mixed fruit and nuts is also included together with a fresh banana to complete the dining experience.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said the airline always sought to offer a blend of the airline’s unrivalled signature 5-star service with the warmth and grace of Qatari hospitality to all its passengers.
“While we pride ourselves of being a modern 5-star airline, Qatar Airways will continue to uphold the culture and the tradition of the country whose people we represent. Ramadan is an important period for a vast number of our passengers and we are happy to meet their needs, offering them the high level of service they have been accustomed to.”
These boxes are available exclusively onboard Qatar Airways operated flights between Doha and the Gulf, Middle East and the Levant. They will be presented to passengers who are fasting during the flight by our award-winning cabin crew. Iftar boxes will be distributed on flights to selected destinations including Abu Dhabi, Alexandria, Bahrain, Benghazi, Cairo, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Madinah, Mashad, Muscat, Riyadh, Sanaa and Tehran.
Passengers who are not fasting will continue to enjoy Qatar Airways’ unrivalled 5-star service on all its flights to any one of the airline’s leisure and business destinations worldwide.
Alcohol will not be served onboard any flights between Doha and the Gulf, Middle East and the Levant, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran and Iraq during Ramadan.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 15 years of operations, currently operating a modern fleet of 110 aircraft to 118 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
Since the beginning of the year, Qatar Airways has launched flights to Baku (Azerbaijan); Tbilisi (Georgia); Kigali (Rwanda); Zagreb (Croatia), Erbil (Iraq), Baghdad, and most recently, Perth (Australia) and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) with many more destinations planned during 2012.
Over the next few months, Qatar Airways will launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including Yangon, Myanmar (October 3); Maputo, Mozambique (October 31) and a date yet-to-be-announced to the Serbian capital Belgrade.
Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. In addition to winning Skytrax’s prestigious Airline of the Year 2012 award for the second year in a row, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh consecutive year, and Qatar Airways also won this year’s Skytrax award for Best Airline Staff. Its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport was voted Best Premium Service Airport 2012 for the second consecutive year.