Relaunched in 1997, Qatar Airways has been recognised as the Airline of the Year in 2011 as well as 2012 by Skytrax. These prestigious awards for two years in row indicate the reputation and quality of services offered by the airline to its passengers. Qatar Airways is expanding its route network every year on an average of 30 per cent to cater to the needs of the passengers worldwide. With a fleet of 120 modern aircrafts, Qatar Airways flights serve more than 120 destinations across the world. The airline is known for world-class hospitality, dedicated staff and low air fare. For the convenience of passengers, the airline has commenced online booking facility for air tickets. With all these services, Qatar airways has managed to win many awards and accolades over the years. The airline is also dedicated to social causes like 'Educate a Child' programme, Children's Brain Tumour Foundation and China's Youth Development. Qatar Airways is also known for organising special flight of 20 minutes duration for orphans in the age group of 5-16 years. The airline is conscious about environmental issues caused by aircrafts and working actively towards reducing the negative impact of aviation on the environment. Qatar Airways is also dedicated to developing cleaner-burning fuels that have minuscule impact on the air. less... more
Destination & Services
Qatar Airways is one of the leading airlines in the world and has a number of flights in its schedule, which gives the flexibility to the passengers to choose from. Also, passengers can purchase air tickets to any destination in the world from anywhere using the online booking facility provided by the airline. Qatar Airways flights cover a large number of destinations across the world. Operating from its hub in Doha, the airline offers flights at low air fare to regions like Middle-East, Asia and Africa. It offers regular flights to Myanmar and Iraq. In Africa, Qatar Airways serves cities like Mombasa, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Kigali. In the Australian continent, Qatar Airways serves cities of Perth and Melbourne. The airline also serves European destinations like London, Tbilisi, Zagreb and Milan, among others. Qatar Airways also offers cargo services to all parts of the world, including Middle-East, Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Europe and Africa. The airline has taken a significant upward climb in over the years of operations and manages a fleet of 109 modern aircrafts. The popularity of the airline is growing day by day owing to its cheap air tickets, comfortable flight and excellent hospitality. Less... more
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.