Qatar Airways was founded in 1993 and it launched operations in January 1994. It is the flag carrier of the state of Qatar. It is headquartered in Doha and Hamad International Airport is the main aviation hub of its operations. Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 202 aircraft and it operates scheduled flights to 150 international destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, North America, and Australia.
Qatar Airways has been classified as a five-star airline among a group of nine airlines worldwide by SkyTrax. It is one of the fastest growing airlines and a member of Oneworld Alliance and Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
Qatar Airways is a highly reputable and reliable airline. Since 1997 to March 31st , 2016, it has recorded a growth of 28% per kilometer in the seats available. In 2016, Qatar Airways has been very committed to scheduled departure time at 90.5%. Qatar Airways’ workforce is 39.369 employees from 160 nationalities.
Qatar Airways is a leading airline in the travel market. It has been honored by different associations specialized in travel and it has received a number of awards.
Qatar Airways is a member of Oneworld Alliance, which comprises 15 major airlines engaged in world travel. The alliance enables the member airlines to operate flights to 1000 destinations in more than 150 countries worldwide. Oneworld Alliance gives Qatar Airways’ qualified customers privileges to acquire free miles and to redeem them every time they travel with Qatar Airways or any of the allied members. Further, First class, Business class and registered clients in Privilege Club are granted access to 600 airport waiting lounges around the world.
First class cabin onboard Qatar Airways features comfort and luxury. Among the pivotal amenities are the size and flexibility of the seats on this class. The seats are wide and recline to 180 degrees converting into completely flat beds and they are equipped with massage functions. On selected aeroplane models, high-speed Internet access is available. Qatar Airways offers First class passengers duvets and pajamas on long-haul flights. Further, more than 2000 entertainment materials of different genres are available on First class cabin including movies, music, and games. These entertainment materials are displayed on individual TV screens. Also, the passengers are offered a collection of mouth-watering meals and refreshing beverages.
As award-winning several times, Business class cabin onboard Qatar Airways features luxury. The passengers are privileged with similar inflight amenities to those in the First class such as adjustable seats, entertainment materials, meals, drinks just to name a few. Furthermore, the cabin is customized for Business passengers to carry on with their scheduled activities and to relax during their flights.
Economy class cabin onboard Qatar Airways surpasses regular Economy class. For instance, there is ample seat pitch to stretch legs, relax and to eat. The passengers are offered cushions and amenity kits including lip balm, an eye mask, socks and earplugs depending on destinations. Besides, the passengers enjoy watching a great number of entertainment materials including children tailored games and programs. Children are also provided with kids’ pack to spend relaxing time during the flight.
Baggage Policy onboard Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways provides different care services for qualified passengers
Pregnant women: Onboard Qatar Airway, pregnant women are given utmost care ensuring the safety of their travel.
Passengers with special needs: Physically challenged passengers are offered assistance during the different stages of travel with Qatar Airways
Unaccompanied Minors: Qatar Airways provides care services for children of 5 to 15 years of age who are travelling on their own without their family members or any attendants.
Ordering special meals: Passengers who are on diet or are allergic to any kind of food can pre-order their preferred meals while travelling with Qatar Airways.
Considered as a major airline in world level, Qatar Airways offers online booking. Passengers can book their flights and manage them online. They can order special services that facilitate travel, select seats, buy excess baggage, rent a car, reserve a hotel room, and track their flight status online. In addition, passengers can check-in through the Internet and print their boarding passes. Boarding passes are available online for confirmed bookings before 48 hours till 90 minutes prior to the scheduled flight departure time. Passengers travelling to the USA can check-in before 24 hours of the flight departure time.
Qatar Airways was established becoming the flag carrier of Qatar.
On 22nd of January, Qatar Airways commenced its first flight.
Qatar Airways was restructured.
Qatar Airways signed a contract to purchase 5 Airbus A380 aircraft.
The number of destinations reached 60 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and India.
Qatar Airways has introduced a new aircraft decor showing an oryx in burgundy color as its brand logo.
Qatar Airways joined Oneworld Alliance.
Qatar Airways announced to open 17 new routes in 2017 in Europe and Africa.