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DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Hamad International Airport (HIA) launched and ran a three-day ‘Beat the Heat’ campaign last week at HIA. The campaign – which involved a mobile caravan staffed by medical advisors, and leaflets and giveaways for employees – aimed to raise awareness among the staff of Qatar Airways group about the safety measures to be taken at work during the summer heat, especially for those who work outdoors.

Safety is of paramount importance to Qatar Airways and this initiative is a part of its ongoing commitment to provide all its employees and customers with a safe and healthy environment.

Qatar Airways partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation for this year’s summer campaign. HMC began its five-year Health and Safety campaign called ‘Kulluna’, which means ‘All of us’ in Arabic, in 2012. This year, in conjunction with Qatar Airways, it took place at Hamad International Airport – the airline’s home and hub.

Staff from HMC conducted talks with Qatar Airways staff in three different languages about the do’s and don’ts during the summer and the importance of appropriate health and safety. They were also given care packages to help them stay safe during the summer heat.

Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at Hamad International Airport, said: “We are proud to be hosting this campaign along with Qatar Airways and Hamad Medical Corporation at Hamad International Airport. ‘Safety first’ is a policy we strictly adhere to in our day-to-day operations and this campaign has given us the opportunity to speak directly to our staff and educate them about the safety precautions to be taken during the summer; and who better to do this than HMC, the leading medical corporation in the country.”

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Group Safety & Security, Ashish Jain, said: “The continual and ongoing safety of our staff is of paramount importance to Qatar Airways and we are delighted to have partnered with HMC and HIA for this highly worthwhile and proactive initiative. By focusing on staff education, we can ensure that our team understand the key issues and are able to take care of their health during the hot summer months.”

Chairman of Kulluna, Dr. Khalid Abdulnoor Saifeldeen, said the campaign, which is now in its third year, had been successful in raising public awareness of the precautionary measures needed to ensure safe working conditions for those who spend a large portion of their working day outside during the summer period.

"We are very happy to be collaborating with Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport in supporting their admirable efforts in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of their employees during summer time,” he said.

“The Kulluna campaign encourages members of the public to stay sufficiently hydrated throughout their working day and advises them on the wearing of sun protective clothing and the use of shaded areas for respite from the direct sun."



Notes to Editors:

About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 18th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 162 aircraft flying to 148 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline has won the accolade of Airline of the Year.

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Qatar Airways recently launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 2,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wifi and GSM service.

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For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222072, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com


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