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Qatar Airways Successfully Concludes its Six Month Expo 2023 Doha Journey

The stunning Qatar Airways Garden pavilion welcomed over 250,000 visitors during the international event

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways, the Official Strategic Partner of Expo 2023 Doha, has closed an eventful six months at Expo 2023 Doha with resounding success. This edition of the MENA region’s largest horticultural exhibition raised climate and desertification awareness through various exhibition stands, panel discussions and public activities.

 

The award-winning airline collaborated on a joint venture with Hamad International Airport (DOH) to design and build the impressive Qatar Airways Garden. As one of the most-visited pavilions at Expo, the ‘Qatar Airways Garden’ attracted over 250,000 visitors during the six-month period, with Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport (HIA) playing a significant role in bringing people from nearly 170 global destinations to Expo 2023 Doha.

 

Visitors were greeted by a giant yellow teddy bear – an iconic reference to Lamp Bear located at the award-winning Hamad International Airport, as well as significant landmarks from across the continents served by Qatar Airways, emphasising Qatar's pivotal role as a global hub.

 

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said: “With the successful conclusion of Expo 2023 Doha, Qatar is solidifying its role in hosting large-scale global events. Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport are proud to have contributed to the initiative, allowing us to welcome visitors from all around the world to experience Qatar’s warm hospitality and be a part of its promising future.”

 

Qatar Airways set the stage for this landmark event by welcoming the Expo 2023 Doha livery into its fleet and commemorating its role as the Official Strategic Partner. Throughout the six months, the Qatar Airways Garden hosted various activities, engaging experiences and cultural performances highlighting the diverse traditions of the world. The airline also hosted familiarisation trips to spotlight the largest horticultural exhibition in the region.

 

Onboard Qatar Airways flights, the airline celebrated Expo 2023 Doha with organic beverages by the renowned Qatari vegan restaurant, Evergreen Organics. Additionally, Qatar Airways partnered with local farms and Evergreens Organic to introduce an Expo 2023 Doha a la carte onboard menu. The airline also ran insightful gardening shows and videos as part of its in-flight entertainment, OryxOne.

 

The pavilion further offered its visitors an exceptional opportunity to experience Qatar’s cultural and sports landscape. The Qatar Airways Garden observed significant cultural moments, including the Chinese New Year and commemorated its inaugural flight to Medan, Indonesia with Qatar’s Indonesian community at its exhibition stand, coinciding with the Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Year of Culture.

 

In addition to this, during Qatar’s National Sports Day, nearly 17,000 visitors enjoyed engaging sports activations at the Garden, making the pavilion a destination catering to individuals of diverse ages and generations. Qatar Airways also welcomed football icons David Beckham and Ronaldinho to its pavilion to raise awareness for sustainability initiatives in Qatar and beyond.

 

Taking part in, horticultural exhibitions, and design showcases, Qatar Airways remains committed to promoting Qatar as a hub of international events curated for various audiences, including global travellers from nearly 170 destinations.

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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