Showing posts with label Doha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Doha. Show all posts

21 April, 2023

Qatar Airways welcomes passengers to the new Al Mourjan Business Lounge – The Garden

Qatar Airways welcomes passengers to the new Al Mourjan Business Lounge – The Garden 

This new lounge experience is designed to immerse passengers in a tranquil environment filled with natural light, exotic plants and elegant furnishings

Qatar Airways has opened the new Al Mourjan Business Lounge at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, named ‘The Garden’ which overlooks ‘The ORCHARD’, surrounded by renowned retailers and restaurants while offering uniquely designed relaxation spaces and areas to socialise.

An exclusive sanctuary available for Qatar Airways Premium Passengers, The Garden stretches over an area of 7,390 square metres and can accommodate up to 707 passengers. It features 24 quiet spaces, each designed to offer optimum relaxation available free of charge for the first six hours, and also features seven spa treatment rooms. 

Accessible for passengers travelling in Premium cabin, the new lounge offers a range of premium facilities that fulfil the needs of business, leisure and family travellers with numerous dining options, relaxation rooms, a fitness studio, pedicure & manicure stations, spa facilities, dedicated private spaces, recreational areas and a nursery. The lounge has been influenced by modern aesthetics incorporating natural light in its distinct design, providing passengers with an immersive experience reflecting The ORCHARD below.  

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, stated: “At Qatar Airways, excellence is embedded in the core of our brand, and as we continue to evolve our offerings, we choose to provide our passengers with the very best experiences in aviation and hospitality. Passengers can now enhance their journey to a new level at our newly opened Al Mourjan Business Lounge – The Garden at Hamad International Airport. This world-class lounge showcases a sophisticated way of travel, centred in comfort, wellness and nature. I welcome our premium passengers to experience this spectacular addition to our signature lounge portfolio.”

18 June, 2022

Aviation Leaders Assemble in Doha for IATA’s 78th AGM

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced that leaders of the global aviation industry are gathering in Doha, Qatar, for the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (WATS), with Qatar Airways as the host airline.

The event (19-21 June) attracts the industry’s most senior leaders from among IATA’s 290 member airlines, as well as leading government officials, strategic partners, equipment suppliers, and media. 

“In a few days, Doha will become the aviation capital of the world. The last time we met in Doha, in 2014, we were celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first airline flight. This year’s AGM is another momentous occasion: Airlines are simultaneously recovering from the COVID-19 crisis, setting the path to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, working to improve gender diversity, and adapting to a geopolitical environment that is undergoing its greatest shock in over three decades,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “It is an absolute privilege to be hosting our industry partners in Qatar Airways’ home city, particularly during our milestone 25th year of operations. Coming together face-to-face provides us with the opportunity to discuss lessons learnt from our recent years during the pandemic, global issues affecting us all in the here and now, and to plan the best way forward for the industry.”

World Air Transport Summit

12 December, 2021

American Airlines announces service to Doha, Qatar - connecting customers to the Middle East and Beyond,


American will launch service from New York’s JFK to Doha, Qatar, on June 4, 2022, as part of its deepening relationship with Qatar Airways.
Seasonal routes to customer favorite destinations such as Barcelona, Lisbon, and Venice return to American’s summer 2022 schedule.
For customers wanting to visit Athens and Rome, American will launch seasonal services earlier than in previous years.
Seasonal routes to Europe will also return for summer 2022 travel

U.S. Mega-carrier
American Airlines will be starting a new service between New York's JFK airport to Doha, Qatar which will offer a range of attractions, including museums and galleries, desert safari adventures and beautiful landscapes such as the amazing Inland Sea.

“We continue to creatively find ways to build a network that gets customers where they want to go when they are ready to travel,” said Brian Znotins, American’s Vice President of Network Planning. “Adding Doha to our expansive global network and resuming a significant portion of our European routes provides our customers with more choices as they plan next year’s vacations.”

With the launch of American’s new service to Doha, the airline will deepen its relationship with Qatar Airways. Customers have already benefited from the expansive codeshare between the two airlines as it has allowed customers to access new destinations in the Middle East, East Africa, South Asia, and South East Asia that American does not currently serve.

“We look forward to welcoming our oneworld partner and friends at American Airlines to our home airport in Doha, recently voted the World’s Best Airport, and offer connectivity to numerous business and leisure destinations across the region and beyond,” said Thierry Antinori, Qatar Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer.

03 July, 2021

Qatar Airways offer 15 % UEFA EURO 2020 discount

As the Official Airline of UEFA EURO 2020, Qatar Airways has introduced a special offer for football fans, for up to 15% off flights.....

Offering guaranteed flexibility and the only airline and hub airport to both hold SKYTRAX 5-STAR ratings for quality and COVID-19 safety measures.   

Terms apply - details below

Destination Doha - a city of contrasts, a feast for all tastes. 

Doha is evolving, and fast. Its growth rate rivals those of most of the world’s cities, but it still has a wealth of culture on display for you to enjoy. Much of this is contained in the many museums scattered across the city. The Museum of Islamic Art is not only a journey through 1,400 years of Islamic culture from three continents, but is also an iconic city landmark.
The equally fascinating Sheikh Faisal Museum is a private collection of more than 3,000 pieces, including ancient Islamic manuscripts, textiles and antiquities.

If you walk along the Corniche in Al Rumeilia Park, you will find Doha Heritage Village. A showcase for traditional Qatari life, it offers you the chance to see demonstrations of activities such as pearl trading and weaving. The village often puts on festivals and events to show visitors the richness of Qatari culture.

The Katara Cultural Village also captures the essence of Qatar, bringing to life the past, present and future of this thriving nation in an enticing blend of restaurants, art galleries and cultural displays.

To discover life beyond the city’s boundaries, try a desert safari, which can include an overnight camping experience in the desert and excursions to historical sites.

Any trip to Doha should include a visit to the Museum of Islamic Art Park. Situated next to the museum itself, this beautifully manicured green-space offers fun for all ages. Paddleboats and bicycles are available for hire, and the park frequently serves as a venue for all kinds of events.

Doha is an up-and-coming sports venue, and there are several stadiums dotted throughout its limits. Football is incredibly popular here, and fans are feverishly awaiting the winter of 2022 when Doha will host the FIFA World Cup.

Golf lovers will want to make sure they are in town for the Qatar Masters and Qatar Open, held every year. The F1 World Powerboat Championship is also a key sporting event, and Doha’s seafront offers several vantage points from which to follow the action.

Doha is full of exclusive malls, shopping centres and boutiques. Look out for shops selling exclusive perfumes, jewellery and branded clothing.

For a more authentic taste of the Arabian shopping experience, head to the souqs or bazaars. The Souq Waqif is a great place to pick up a memento of your rip to Doha, and you will even see falcons and birds for sale here.

Doha has attracted some of the world’s finest chefs, and the quality of food in town is exceptional. The cuisine is of an international flavour, from Turkish and Indian, to the Western dishes that are particularly popular in the more exclusive five-star hotel restaurants.

However, Qatari cuisine is worth exploring when you travel to Doha. Seafood is one of its key components, and some of the best is served at restaurants close to the harbour.

Offer terms and conditions
Offer period: 24 June, 2021 – 23 July, 2021
Travel period: Starting from 24 June 2021 until 10 December 2021 (Last date of travel)
Promo code redemption period: 24 June, 2021 – 23 July, 2021
The promo code is valid on flight bookings originating from select countries to all Qatar Airways operated destinations considering destination exclusions.
Eligible Flight Origin Countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Greece, Cyprus, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Turkey.
Exclusion Destinations: Australia, India, Pakistan, Philippines, China, United States 
The promo code ‘UEFA’ must be entered at the time of flight search.
If the promo code is entered correctly at the time of flight search, the special fare will be marked with a burgundy coupon in the flight selection page along with the wording ‘Promo code has been successfully applied. 
The promo code is applicable on select booking classes:
Economy cabin (Classic on RBDs: O, T, Q, N and Convenience on RBDs: S, V, L, M, K)
Business Cabin (Classic on RBDs: R and Convenience on RBDs: I, D)
The promo code discount of 15% is deducted from the 'fare per passenger' amount visible in the price breakdown summary after flight selection. Any other taxes, service fees or standard market charges will be payable and displayed at the time of booking. 
Qatar Airways will not be liable for refunds if a customer fails to enter the promo code during the flight search process.
The promo code cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
Seats are limited and are subject to availability.
Please refer to our guaranteed flexibility terms and conditions for details on travel options. 
Other terms and conditions apply, please refer to the fare rules at the time of booking for more details on change fees and stay conditions pertaining to the booking class included in the offer.

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07 January, 2020

Hamad International Airport Marked A Record Number of Passengers in 2019 With 38.78 Million Passengers Served

Qatar's Gateway achieved 12.44% increase in passenger numbers in 2019 compared to the previous year

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has announced that it has served a record 38,786,422 passengers in 2019, which is the most number of passengers it has served since the start of its operations in 2014, making 2019 HIA's most successful year yet. This also shows a year-on-year growth of 12.44% compared to passenger numbers in 2018.  

Eight new passenger destinations were added to HIA's global network in 2019 which were Davao- Philippines, Rabat- Morocco, Izmir-Turkey, Gaborone- Botswana, Langkawi- Malaysia, Mogadishu- Somalia, Malta and Lisbon- Portugal. Three new cargo destinations were also added to HIA's network which are namely Istanbul, New York and Almaty.