Based in Doha, Qatar Airways is the flagship airline of Qatar. Its main hub is at the Doha International Airport and it offers connectivity and impeccable flight services to over 80 international destinations across the globe. Established in 1993, Qatar Airways has shown tremendous growth (close to 35%) year-on-year. This has been going on for the past 10 years. One of the best air travel service providers in business, Qatar Airways believes in providing the highest quality of service in the air as well as on the ground. Its success can be measure from the fact that Qatar Airways has been honoured with a 5-star rating by Skytrax. Only 5 other airlines have been given such kind of a rating is one of only six airlines in the world to, an independent aviation industry monitor.
Destination & Services
Europe: Amsterdam, Ankara, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Geneva, Istanbul, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris,Rome, Stockholm, Vienna, Zaragoza, Zurich, Brussels, Bucharest and Budapest. Middle-East: Abu Dhabi, Amman, Bahrain, Beirut, Damascus, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Mashad, Muscat, Riyadh, Sanaa and Tehran. Africa: Alexandria, Algiers, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Khartoum, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Lagos, Luxor, Nairobi, Tripoli and Tunis. South Asia & Indian Ocean: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Colombo, Delhi, Dhaka, Goa, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Kathmandu, Kochi, Kozhikode (Calicut), Lahore, Maldives, Mumbai, Peshawar, Seychelles, Sialkot and Thiruvananthapuram. Asia Pacific: Bali, Bangkok, Beijing, Cebu, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo Narita, Hanoi and Phuket. Australia: Melbourne and Sydney. North America: Houston, New York and Washington DC. South America: Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo. In addition to this, Qatar Airways has All Nippon Airways (Star Alliance), Asiana Airlines (Star Alliance), Bmi (Star Alliance), Garuda Indonesia, Lufthansa (Star Alliance), Malaysia Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Philippine Airlines, United Airlines (Star Alliance), US Airways (Star Alliance) and MALEV Hungarian Airlines (Oneworld). Qatar Airways offers services in 3 classes, First Class and Business Class and Economy Class. In addition to scrumptious onboard meals, interactive in-flight audio and video are also offered to every passenger in all cabins. Passengers of all classes (except Airbus A300/ 319/ 320/ 321) have access to digital satellite television.-Less
Qatar Airways operates one of the youngest and advanced technology fleet of aircraft. Current fleet of Qatar Airways consists of 85 aircrafts including Boeing 777 - 300ER, Airbus A340 - 600, Airbus A320 - 200, Airbus A330 - 200, Airbus A330 - 300, Airbus A321 - 200, Airbus A300 - 600, Airbus A319CJ, Airbus A300 - 600 Cargo Freighters and Airbus Long Range A319 LR. Six new wide-body aircrafts are expected to be added to the fleet by the year 2015. These include Airbus's like the A350-1000, A350-900, A350-800, A380-800 and Boeing 787-8.
As per Qatar Airways baggage policy, 23 kgs of luggage can be checked-in for free for an economy-class passenger. However, luggage restrictions for Business Class and First Class Passengers aren't as stringent, i.e. 30 kgs and 40 kgs respectively. Luggage dimensions for all classes are restricted to linear 158 cms. Qatar Airways cabin baggage is restricted to 2 pieces not exceeding 7 kgs each in weight (for Economy Class passengers). For Business Class and First Class, cabin baggage up to 15 kgs in weight is allowed, the size being restricted to (50 l x 35 b x 27 h) cms.
Awards & Recognition
Qatar Airways was hailed as one of the Top Three International Carriers - Skytrax World Airline Awards 2010. Qatar Airways Business Class was hailed as the Best In the World two consecutive years - 2009.
Qatar Airways History
Established on November 22, 1993, Qatar Airways began its operations using a wet-leased B767-200(ER) plane from Kuwait Airways. Originally owned by the members of Qatar's royal family, Qatar Airways was re-launched in the year 1997 headed by a new management team. As of today, while 50% stake of Qatar Airways is held by the Government of Qatar, the rest is held by private investors.
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