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QATAR AIRWAYS LAUNCHES “WHERE’S THE PANDA” CONTEST

QATAR AIRWAYS LAUNCHES “WHERE’S THE PANDA” CONTEST

DOHA, Qatar – To celebrate the upcoming launch of non-stop flights from Doha to Chengdu, China, Qatar Airways has unveiled its newest social media contest at qatarairways.com/WheresThePanda. The grand prize winner will receive return tickets onboard Qatar Airways award-winning Business Class to Chengdu, luxury limousine transfers, and a stay at the luxurious 5-star Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu.


Qatar Airways is offering three lucky winners the chance to experience the wonders of Chengdu, China in 5-star fashion in the airline’s fifth China Gateway destination. The inspiration for the contest came from the fact that Chengdu is home to the largest artificial Panda breeding project in the world, protected in one of two very popular Panda sanctuaries.
 
Qatar Airways is also giving its fans that enter the contest the opportunity to customize their personal Facebook and Twitter profiles with an exclusive badge to share their love of pandas.  The contest runs between 1st and 31st August and is open to residents throughout Africa, The Americas, Europe, and the Middle East, where legal. Contest goers can enter the contest in English, Arabic, and French.  


Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages 81 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000.  Over four decades the group has established its brand hallmark of ‘hospitality from the heart.’ The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com


No purchase is necessary and its contests are void where prohibited.


Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 127 aircraft to 128 key business and leisure destinations worldwide.


Qatar Airways has so far launched six destinations this year – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman) and Basra (Iraq).


Over the next few months, the network will expand with the addition of further destinations – Sulaymaniyah, Iraq (August 20), Chengdu, China (September 3), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (September 18), Clark International Airport, Philippines (October 27) and Philadelphia, USA (2 April 2014).


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Notes to Editors:

Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France in June. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge and, for the second consecutive year, Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East. The airline has also been named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport named Best Premium Service Airport for the third consecutive year in 2013. Qatar Airways has also twice been recipient of the prestigious Skytrax Airline of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012.

Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry.

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. Qatar Airways will become the first of the major Gulf carriers to join a global alliance having been invited into the oneworld group. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com

For further information contact:

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 44302072, Fax: +974 44302069
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com

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