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Qatar Airways, Hamad International Airport, and Qatar Duty Free team up to host the 2019 Trinity Forum

The world’s leading airport commercial revenues conference will be held in Qatar for the first time

 

DOHA, Qatar – Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications of the State of Qatar, Qatar Airways, Hamad International Airport (HIA), and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) have teamed up to host the 2019 Trinity Forum – the world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference – from 30 to 31 October at the St. Regis Doha.

The Trinity Forum is an annual event organised by The Moodie Davitt Report, Airports Council International (ACI), and ACI Asia-Pacific. This year’s edition in Doha marks the first time the conference will be hosted in Qatar and co-hosted by an airline carrier.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, will be a keynote speaker at the event, alongside Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA. They will be joined by other leaders in the aviation and retail industries, who will explore how airports, concessionaires, and brands can work together for the benefit of the travelling consumer.

H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “I am delighted to welcome hundreds of industry peers to this year’s Trinity Forum in Doha. It is the shared objective of Qatar Airways, Hamad International Airport, and Qatar Duty Free to provide our passengers with an award-winning shopping and dining experience. We proudly work with brands in the true ‘trinity’ model of airport, retailer, and supplier to create a world-class shopping experience to travelling customers.”

Founder and Chairman at The Moodie Davitt Report, Martin Moodie, said: “It is a thrill and honour to bring the event that I founded in 2003, and which has become such a pivotal element of the airport commercial revenues calendar, to Qatar for the first time. Hamad International Airport is one of the world’s great airports, and Qatar Airways is one of modern aviation’s most extraordinary success stories. We are proud to partner with such outstanding organisations and with Qatar Duty Free, which so epitomises our industry’s drive for retail and consumer service excellence.

“We’re also proud and excited to be bringing guests from all over the world to this extraordinary country, where they will enjoy amazing Arabian hospitality, culture and commerce in a unique and compelling setting. Together with our kind hosts, we can promise an unforgettable experience.”

The Qatar Airways Group offers passengers unrivalled, award-winning services throughout their journey. HIA was ranked as the fourth-best airport in the world at the 2019 Skytrax World Airport Awards, while QDF was named ‘Airport Retail Operation of the Year’ at the 2019 DFNI-Frontier EMEA Awards.

Together, HIA and QDF curate memorable luxury and retail experiences for travellers. This year alone they unveiled the first Qatar Airways Boutique at HIA, opened the Penhaligon’s Made to Measure pop up boutique as an airport world-exclusive, and complemented HIA’s two Harrods boutiques by launching the Harrods Tea Room – a first for an airport. It also staged the largest airport podium for Puig brands Paco Rabanne and Carolina Herrera, called Pacomarket/Carolina Hotel.

HIA is currently undertaking phase two of its expansion. The airport will increase its capacity to accommodate 53 million passengers annually by 2022 and introduce new, innovative features such as a stunning indoor garden and additional food, beverage, and retail space.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. It is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The world’s fastest-growing airline has added several exciting new destinations to its growing network this year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia; and Gaborone, Botswana, in 2019 to its extensive route network along with Luanda, Angola; and Osaka, Japan, in 2020.

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 has added a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network this year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia and Gaborone, Botswana, in 2019 to its extensive route network along with Luanda, Angola; and Osaka, Japan, following in 2020.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five 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 160 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, 17 Boeing 777 freighters and five Airbus A330 freighters.

 

For further information, please contact:

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department

Tel: +974 4022 2200

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