From cosmetics and fragrances to watches, jewellery, gifts, electronic products, travel and fashion accessories, the airline has introduced a wider selection of items than ever before for the discerning traveller.
Features of the magazine include an exciting collection of over 160 items, of which 80 are new products included for the first time, 20 are best selling items, as well as 11 products exclusively available onboard Qatar Airways.
The exceptionally popular promotion ‘Save US$ 15 when you buy any two fragrances’ is back again this year, giving passengers great value for money on inflight purchases.
Qatar Airways Inflight Duty Free Senior Vice-President Keith Hunter said that the latest magazine featured the most extensive range of products ever available onboard.
“We are delighted to introduce our new onboard Duty Free magazine and once again we have put together some exciting products at highly competitive prices,” he said.
“In recognition of the huge success of our onboard duty free programme, Qatar Airways was recently named Inflight Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Frontier Awards in Cannes. After this, more and more of the world’s leading brands have shown keen interest to be a part of the airline’s onboard shopping experience.”
Some key products introduced are popular Japanese Shisiedo skin care products, sophisticated brand new collections from Emporio Armani watches, Faber Castell writing instruments, Ajmal Perfumes and an exclusive Bvlgari Miniature collection to name a few.
Best selling items being continued this year include Lancome, Christian Dior and La Prairie cosmetics and skin care products and the very popular Russian trio set from Buckley Jewellery.
“Qatar Airways Inflight Duty Free magazine Shopping Extravaganza has always been regarded by our passengers as one of the finest in quality and product range. We would like to thank our passengers for their continued patronage and look forward to surpassing their expectations in the years to come,” added Hunter.
The Shopping Extravaganza magazine is available in the seat pocket onboard all Qatar Airways’ flights and passengers can also view the entire magazine online at www.qatarairways.com.
For those customers who want to pre-order their duty free items, all they have to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax their choice of products with complete travel details and flight number to +974 44621588. The airline’s cabin crew will deliver pre-ordered items to your seats after boarding. It is recommended to select and pre-order at least 72 hours prior to your flight to secure the product of choice more conveniently.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 106 aircraft to 113 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. Last year was a landmark 12 months for Qatar Airways, which inducted 15 new destinations to its network, and won the coveted Skytrax Airline of the Year Award.
As part of its 2012 expansion programme, Qatar Airways launches flights to a further 11 destinations – Zagreb (Croatia) from May 9; Perth (Australia) from July 3 and others cities during the year, including Mombasa (Kenya), Zanzibar (Tanzania), Helsinki (Finland), Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Belgrade (Serbia), Erbil (Iraq), Baghdad (Iraq), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) and Yangon (Myanmar). In February, the carrier launched services to the Azerbaijan capital Baku and Georgia’s capital city of Tbilisi, and last week began flights to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda in East Africa.
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.
Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry. In addition to winning Skytrax’s prestigious Airline of the Year 2011 award last summer, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the sixth year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport was named Best First Class Airline Lounge.