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QATAR AIRWAYS FIRST TO FLY BOEING 787 DREAMLINER TO CLARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has become the first airline to fly a regular Boeing 787 Dreamliner service to and from Clark International Airport, offering exceptional levels of comfort and performance to passengers departing on the Clark-Doha daily flight.


QR 930 was greeted with a traditional water salute upon arrival at Clark International Airport and passengers on-board the inaugural flight were warmly welcomed by Qatar Airways Philippines Country Manager Mr. Paolo Pausini and Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President Mr. Alexander Cauguiran.


Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to be the first carrier to fly the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Clark International Airport. The Boeing Dreamliner aircraft is one of the flagship aeroplanes in our fleet today and its introduction to Clark International Airport reaffirms our commitment to the Philippines market. The Dreamliner has received very positive feedback in the cities we fly the aircraft to, and we hope our Philippines passengers will enjoy this technologically advanced aircraft that will offer them unparalleled in-flight comfort.”


Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President Mr. Alexander Cauguiran commented: "The arrival of Qatar Airways award-winning Dreamliner aircraft is a welcome development for Clark International Airport as we strive to develop ourselves into the next premier international gateway of the Philippines. We look forward to forging a stronger partnership with Qatar Airways who has been a strong supporter of CIAC for the past few years.”


Qatar Airways Dreamliner has 254 custom-made seats across its Business and Economy Class cabins with specially designed interiors.


In Qatar Airways' award-winning Business Class cabin, each of the 22 seats offers the passenger direct aisle access with its 1-2-1 configuration. Passengers can rest in comfort on the fully reclinable seats or use their flying time productively thanks to onboard connectivity service available on-board.


The innovative Oryx One in-flight entertainment and communication system that features an intuitive touch screen control unit, giving passengers convenient access to up to 3,000 entertainment options is also available in both Business and Economy Class cabins. Best of all, on-board Wi-Fi makes it easy to stay connected across continents with friends, colleagues and clients.


Besides superior in-flight service and experience, Qatar Airways offers convenient flight schedules for Asia Pacific travellers to the Middle East, Africa and Europe, on one of the world’s youngest fleets.


When transiting through Hamad International Airport to more than 150 destinations in Qatar Airways network, passengers can enjoy more than 70 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, high street fashion, electronics and gourmet foods, the airport also features an airside hotel, complete with swimming pool, squash courts and spa. Hamad International Airport is also home to one of the world’s largest and most luxurious Business Class lounges – the Al Mourjan Business Lounge.


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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 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 191 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.


A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World's Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.


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.


Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ inflight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.


Qatar Airways is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways’ strategy reflects the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.


Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 191 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, 10 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.


For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.
For Qatar Airways corporate images, please click here: http://www.qatarairways.com/corporateimages


 


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