DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker recently met with the European Commissioner of Transport, Violeta Bulc, in Brussels to discuss aviation cross-border matters and overall industry growth.
Mr. Al Baker shared with Ms. Bulc the major milestones for Qatar Airways, including its strategy and growth plans in Europe and beyond.
Furthermore, Mr. Al Baker outlined Qatar Airways’ commitment to Europe and to providing a high-quality product for the airline’s global passenger base.
Commented Mr. Al Baker: “The European Union forms a significant part of Qatar Airways’ network, operating flights to gateways in nearly every city in the continent; facilitating growth, trade and overall ease of travel with convenient connections and access to many markets in Africa, the Middle East and Australasia.”
Qatar Airways currently flies to 33 destinations in Europe, and serves a total of 146 destinations worldwide.
Notes to Editors:
Qatar Airways celebrated its one year anniversary, in October 2014, of joining the oneworld global alliance. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join this global airline alliance, enabling its passengers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures. The award-winning oneworld alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2014 by Skytrax for the second year running.
At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion.
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