DUBAI, UAE – Qatar Airways concluded its successful participation at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the leading travel trade exhibition in Dubai last week. The airline participated with a large delegation from Qatar, where it showcased its recent milestones and award-winning five-star service and hospitality at the airline’s brand new exhibition stand.
The state-of-the-art stand witnessed an overwhelming welcome from ATM’s visitors, where it included a display of the new luxury First Class seats that will form part of the A380-800 aircraft’s tri-class configuration.
The participation started with a packed press conference hosted by Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Mr. Al Baker provided the regional and international media with an update on the newly opened Hamad International Airport and the airline’s highly anticipated arrival of its first Airbus A380-800 in early June, the first of 13 such aircraft on order.
Qatar Airways’ stand also welcomed during the exhibition’s first day His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in addition to a large number of international and regional industry leaders from the travel and hospitality sectors.
Qatar Airways’ participation at Arabian Travel Market yet again proved a show-stopper with the airline celebrating its imminent launch of flights to its sixth and seventh destinations in the US – new routes to Miami from 10 June and Dallas/Fort Worth from 1 July 2014 – with Miami-styled Salsa entertainment and rope tricks courtesy of a local cowboy from Dallas.
The stand also received some character mascots from KidZania, the award-winning children's city concept with which Qatar Airways has partnered in Kuwait.
Qatar Airways was also present at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2014, and won the best regional airline serving the Middle East award.
Concluding the successful participation, Mr. Al Baker said: “We are delighted with the outcome of our participation at the Arabian Travel Market, where we updated the global travel, tourism and hospitality industries about our major current achievements and reinforced the airline’s leading global position.”
Notes to Editors:
Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar. Currently undergoing rapid expansion, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 17th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 134 aircraft flying to 138 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,000 daily departures.
Award-winning carrier 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, last 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.
During the 2013 Dubai Air Show the airline placed orders for more than 60 new aircraft – a mixture of Boeing 777X and Airbus A330 Freighters. In total the airline has 300 aircraft on order worth more than US $50 billion. The airline will move into its new hub and home, Hamad International Airport, in 2014. For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.
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