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Qatar Airways Partners with QADCO to Support Food Security in Qatar

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Qatarat Agricultural Development Company (QADCO) to supply Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) with fresh produce to be served on board Qatar Airways flights and at its Doha Hub Lounges

The airline is proud to support the “Made in Qatar” initiative by purchasing fresh produce from QADCO

 

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is pleased to partner with Qatarat Agricultural Development Company (QADCO) to supply Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) with fresh produce to be served onboard Qatar Airways flights from Doha and at Doha Hamad International Airport (HIA) lounges. The two-year agreement between the airline and QADCO demonstrates Qatar Airways’ commitment to contributing toward Qatar’s self-sufficiency goals in support of the Qatar National 2030 vision.

QACC will purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, including cucumber, cabbage, zucchini, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, onions and herbs, for meals served onboard all cabin classes on Qatar Airways’ flights departing from Doha and at Al Mourjan Business and Al Safwa First Class Lounges.

Senior Vice President of Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Mr. Michael Winner, said: “As the national carrier of the State of Qatar, we are proud to support Qatar’s national food security initiatives and collaborate with QADCO to supply us with locally grown fresh produce, picked straight from Qatar farms and brought to QACC kitchens. This agreement marks another milestone in Qatar Airways’ continued commitment to supporting local food security initiatives. We look forward to continuing work with local farm producers to strengthen efforts toward Qatar’s sustainable future.”

QADCO General Manager, Mr. Thawab Al Kuwari, said: “We are delighted to supply Qatar Airways with our fresh produce. Our crops are picked straight from the farm, sorted, packed and delivered to our clients, thereby maintaining the freshness of the crops. We are cultivating different varieties of vegetables and fruits to cater to the diverse preferences of Qatar’s market and Qatar Airways’ passengers. We aim to expand our variety of produce offerings in the near future.”

QADCO is the agricultural arm of Specialised International Services (SIS), a Qatar-based private investment and business development company. QADCO manages two farms that span more than 600 hectares: Al Wabra in the Al Shaniya area, dedicated to fully-computerised greenhouses, and Umm Qarn in northern Qatar. QADCO’s vision is to promote self-sufficiency in unproductive and stagnant farms by incorporating new agricultural technologies.

QADCO is one of the largest vegetable and fruit producers in Qatar. Adopting the concepts of sustainable agriculture and ‘clean farming’, QADCO farms focus on maintaining ecological balance with minimal interference, rotating crops to allow the land to recover and source local compost to nourish the soil. To learn more, please visit https://qadco.com.qa

A multiple-award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’.

The airline has launched an array of exciting new destinations recently, including Gothenburg, Sweden; Mombasa, Kenya and Da Nang, Vietnam. Qatar Airways will add a number of new destinations to its extensive route network in 2019, including including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia.

Notes to Editors:

About Qatar Airways: 

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 160 business and leisure destinations on board a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network this year, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways has been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, four times.                      

Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.

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’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 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, B777, A350, A380, A319 and 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 proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2022 World Cup, reflecting 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, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 160 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than 250 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 15 Boeing 777 freighters and eight Airbus A330 freighters.

 

For further information, please contact:

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department

Tel: +974 4022 2200

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