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Qatar Airways Partners with ‘Art for Tomorrow’ Conference Ahead of Resumption of Direct Flights to Venice

The airline will resume daily direct flights to the floating city on June 12


Qatar Airways currently flies to over 170 global destinations, and with the addition of Venice will operate to three cities in Italy, including Milan and Rome


Doha, Qatar – Qatar Airways joins Qatar Museums as a Headline Sponsor of the ‘Art for Tomorrow’ conference taking place in Venice, Italy from 5 to 7 June, 2024 at the Palazzo Diedo, organised by The Democracy & Culture Foundation. The announcement comes as the airline resumes flights to ‘the floating city’ on 12 June, 2024.


From Hamad International Airport in Doha – awarded the Best Airport in the world, by Skytrax – travellers can soon fly direct to Venice to sample the city’s world-famous canals, squares, and palazzos.


The 2024 ‘Art for Tomorrow’ conference is themed ‘Imperfect Beauty,’ and will see multiple sessions moderated by New York Times journalists discussing the topic of how the arts can unite and heal, with prominent speakers including creator Philippe Starck, artists Giulia Andreani, Sean Scully, John Akomfrah and many more.


Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said: “I am honoured to join Qatar Museums as a proud Headline Sponsor of Art for Tomorrow which celebrates our cultural heritage while protecting it for our future generations.”


He added: “We are also excited to resume daily services to Venice on 12 June, one of the most iconic and popular destinations in the world. This strategic expansion underlines our commitment to the European market.”


About Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways won the ‘World’s Best Airline’ for the unprecedented eighth time at the 2024 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. Qatar Airways has been the World’s Best Airline in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2024. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home, ‘World's Best Business Class’, ‘World's Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’. As leaders in industry innovation and digital adoption, Qatar Airways was also 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 over 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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