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Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer Announces Benefits for Retired Qatari Nationals During the Unveiling of Souq Al Matar

From January 2024, Qatari retirement card holders will be entitled to discounts of 25 per cent for First and Business class tickets, and 50 per cent for Economy class tickets on all Qatar Airways flights, along with other benefits


Qatar Airways Group GCEO described the announcement as a way to give back to the community ahead of Qatar National Day


DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, announced a special package of benefits for Qatari retirees holding the official retirement card. This new offering is a tribute to the Qatari retirees for their dedication and service towards their country.


From January 2024, all Qatari retirement card holders will be entitled to discounts on all Qatar Airways flights, with discounts of 25 per cent for First and Business class, and 50 per cent for Economy class tickets to over 170 destinations worldwide.


In addition, Qatari holders of the retirement card will receive a 20 per cent discount on all food and beverage outlets and on some retail shops in Qatar Duty Free.


Qatar Airways Group will work closely with the General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority (GRSIA) in order to ensure that all the proper documentation is met for these packages.


Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer said: “It is our pleasure to announce this vast and exclusive package of Qatar Airways flights and QDF benefits to local retirees as a tribute to their dedication and years of hard work and service for this country. Additionally, local retirees will also become lifetime Silver status members of the Qatar Airways Privilege Club, and will be able to enjoy a wonderful range of benefits.”


These benefits were announced by Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer during the unveiling of the new Souq Al Matar located at Hamad International Airport.


Director General of the General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority (GRSIA), Mr. Ahmed Bin Ali Al Hammadi, said: “The Qatar Airways Group packages for Qatari retirees is endorsed and directed by the country’s Emir, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, showcasing appreciation and support for the national retirees in honour of their years of services to their country. We thank Qatar Airways for this initiative which underlines its role as our national carrier, one that every Qatari is proud of. We call on all institutions working in the country to propose similar initiatives.”



Frequently Asked Questions:


Can the retiree use the discount for family and children when booking?

No, the entitlement will only apply to individual retirees and does not extend to family members.


Is the discount valid or available for all destinations?

Yes, the discount is valid for all destinations on Qatar Airways’ network. It cannot be combined with special promotional offers.


Is the discount limited to a number of flights per year?

No, there is no upper limit to the number of flights.


Am I entitled to apply?

Qatar Airways Group will coordinate with State of Qatar’s General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority (GRSIA) to assess eligible individuals.


About Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways won the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the tenth time at the 2023 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home, 'Best Airline in the Middle East', 'World's Best Business Class Lounge' and 'World's Best Business Class Lounge Dining' at the prestigious awards held during the 2023 Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways is an unprecedented seven-time winner of the 'World’s Best Airline' voted by Skytrax (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022). As leaders in industry innovation and digital adoption, Qatar Airways was recently voted the 'World’s Best Airline Website' by World Travel Tech Awards.

Qatar Airways was the first Airline in the Middle East to be certified to the highest level of IATA’s Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) programme, based on recognised environmental management system principles (such as ISO 14001). As an inaugural signatory to the Buckingham Palace Declaration in March 2016, Qatar Airways became the first airline globally to be certified to the industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation.

Qatar Airways currently flies to nearly 170 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, the ‘World’s Best Airport’, as voted by Skytrax in 2021, 2022, and 2024. In 2024, Hamad International Airport also received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for 10 consecutive years, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’ for the second year in a row.

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