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Qatar Airways Celebrates the Year of the Tiger with Traditional Treats and Red Envelopes

Passengers travelling on selected routes will receive a traditional hóngbāo envelope containing a complimentary Super Wi-Fi code and an exclusive 22 per cent discount on Qatar Duty Free Outlets

 

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways sets the stage for an unforgettable Lunar New Year experience with a special curated selection of festive treats and decorations onboard and in lounges, and traditional ‘hóngbāo’ red envelopes for all passengers travelling between 31 January and 1 February on selected routes. The Year of the Tiger, being a water tiger year, celebrations will extend to passengers at Al Safwa First and Al Mourjan Business Lounge at Hamad International Airport (HIA) where they can enjoy a reunion dinner and sample traditional celebratory dishes from the bespoke Lunar New Year menu.

Marking the long-awaited end of winter and the start of spring, the Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in East Asia. All passengers travelling on Qatar Airways to and from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore can enjoy a range of celebratory dishes and treats. Passengers on the selected routes will be welcomed with a ‘hóngbāo’ red envelope containing a complimentary Super Wi-Fi code. Passengers transiting through Doha will receive an exclusive 22 per cent Qatar Duty Free (QDF) discount when shopping from an extensive selection of perfumes, cosmetics and skincare at the QDF Perfumes and Cosmetics Stores*.

Premium Cabin passengers can start their reunion celebrations onboard with a Golden Mandarin Mule mocktail drink as they begin their celebratory journey. They can then enjoy special dishes from a bespoke à la carte menu that includes Peking Duck Roll for appetisers, Stir Fried Noodles with Tiger Prawns as the main course and Beef Cheek with vegetable fried rice as a light option. For dessert, passengers can indulge in a traditional Mandarin Mousse – the mandarin orange is traditionally a symbol of prosperity. To enhance the festive ambience, the dishes will be presented with red lanterns on the dining table and complemented with a Chinese knot tassel and a red band.

Passengers travelling in the Economy Class cabin during this period can select a meal from the ‘Lunar New Year’ digital menu that includes Green Tea Soba Salad for appetisers, Sweet & Sour Chicken with Vegetable Fried Rice as the main course and Tofu Cheese Mousse with Red Sesame Crumble for dessert, presented on a themed tray mat along with chopsticks and a red cutlery band that symbolises prosperity and good fortune.

Celebrations continue at Qatar Airways lounges at HIA. Al Safwa First Class Lounge and Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge passengers will enjoy dining on Hot and Sour Chicken Soup, Sichuan Style Beef Short Ribs with Vegetable Fried Rice, finishing off perfectly with a Black Sesame Baked Cheesecake. Tables will be dressed with specially designed red lanterns, chopsticks and Chinese knot tassel.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021).

* QDF discount voucher – Terms & conditions apply.

Notes to Editors:

About Qatar Airways: 

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021).

Hamad International Airport (HIA), the airline’s home and hub, was recently announced as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ in the Skytrax 2021 World Airport Awards. HIA has been steadily rising in the ‘World's Best Airports’ rankings since the start of its operations in 2014.

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, 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 World Cup Qatar 2022TM, 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 in the belly-hold deck of passenger aircraft to an extensive network. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 26 Boeing 777 freighters and six B777-300ER mini freighters.

Qatar Executive is the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group. Luxury jet services are available for worldwide charter on board the operator’s wholly-owned business jet fleet. Qatar Executive is the launch customer for Gulfstream’s G700, the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 and largest commercial operator of the G650ER worldwide. Qatar Executive's service portfolio also includes aircraft management, maintenance and Fixed Based Operator services.

For further information, please contact:

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department

Tel: +974 4022 2200

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