DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has completed a successful week at the Paris Air Show, one of the world’s leading aviation events, where it made history by being the first airline to ever display five aircraft on static display at the show. The airline brought its A380, A350, A320, A319 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Le Bourget.
The week was filled with highlights for the five-star airline, including placing an order for both commercial and freighter Boeing 777s, and winning three Skytrax awards.
Qatar Airways started an exciting week at the show by announcing a firm order for 10 777-8Xs and four 777 freighters with a total value of US$4.8 billion.
On day two of the event, Qatar Airways was awarded three of the top aviation awards at the Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony: ‘Airline of the Year’; ‘Best Business Class Seat’, and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’. This is the third time the airline has won the coveted Airline of the Year award, which is considered the highest accolade in the industry.
The awards, which are based on surveys completed by millions of passengers all over the world, are a testament to the commitment and dedication to providing a high-quality service and five-star travel experience by Qatar Airways.
During the week, Qatar Airways’ displayed five aircraft from its 160-strong fleet, including the latest generation Airbus A350 XWB, the A380, A320, A319 and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The special occasion gave Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, the opportunity to host a number of VIPs and dignitaries on board, including French President, Mr. François Hollande, Ms. Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, France’s Prime Minister, Mr. Manuel Valls, and France’s Secretary of State for Transport, Mr. Alain Vidalies, to view Qatar Airways’ latest-generation aircraft, which were largely produced in France.
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 160 aircraft flying to 147 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance.
The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2014 by Skytrax for the second 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 Wi-Fi and GSM service.
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