AIRLINE OF THE YEAR 2011
Description: Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar. Currently undergoing rapid expansion, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world.
Launched: January 20, 1994
Ownership Structure: Government of State of Qatar (50%) and private shareholders (50%)
Head Office: Qatar Airways Tower
P.O. Box 22550
Tel: (+ 974) 4449 6000: Fax: (+ 974) 4462 1533
Reservations: Tel: (+974) 4449 6666; Fax: (+974) 4462 2486
Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Akbar Al Baker
Worldwide Network: 113 destinations
Expansion in 2011 Bucharest, ROMANIA (January 17)
Budapest, HUNGARY (January 17)
Brussels, BELGIUM (January 31)
Stuttgart, GERMANY (March 6)
Aleppo, SYRIA (April 6)
Shiraz, IRAN (June 5)
Venice, ITALY (June 15)
Montreal, CANADA (June 29)
Medina, SAUDI ARABIA (July 14)
Kolkata (Calcutta), INDIA (July 27)
Sofia, BULGARIA (September 14)
Oslo, NORWAY (October 5)
Benghazi, LIBYA (November 1)
Entebbe, UGANDA (November 2)
Chongqing, CHINA (November 28)
Expansion in 2012 Baku, AZERBAIJAN (February 1)
Tbilisi, GEORGIA (February 1)
Kigali, RWANDA (March 21)
Zagreb, CROATIA (May 9)
Perth, AUSTRALIA (July 3)
Erbil, IRAQ (May 23)
Baghdad, IRAQ (June 7)
Yangon, MYANMAR Date TBC
Kilimanjaro, TANZANIA Date TBC
Zanzibar, TANZANIA Date TBC
Mombasa, KENYA Date TBC
Belgrade, SERBIA Date TBC
Helsinki, FINLAND Date TBC
Gassim, SAUDI ARABIA Date TBC
Frequency increases on many existing routes
Current Fleet 17 Boeing 777-300ERs
(Passenger and Cargo) 9 Boeing 777-200LRs
(106 aircraft) 3 Boeing 777F Cargo Freighters
4 Airbus A340-600s
27 Airbus A320s
16 Airbus A330-200s
13 Airbus A330-300s
3 Airbus A300-600 Cargo Freighters
2 Airbus Long Range A319LRs
12 Airbus A321-200s
Corporate Jet Subsidiary 3 Bombardier Challenger 605s
Qatar Executive 1 Bombardier Global Express XRS
(6 aircraft) 2 Bombardier Global 5000s
Fleet on Order: 80 Airbus A350s (including options)
60 Boeing 787s (including options)
13 Boeing 777s (including freighters and options) 80 Airbus A320 Neos (including options)
6 Airbus A320s (Family aircraft)
13 Airbus A380-800s (including options)
Over 250 aircraft on order books worth more than US$50 billion
Europe: Ankara, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Baku, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Geneva, Istanbul, London Heathrow, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Nice, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Sofia, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tbilisi, Venice, Vienna and Zurich.
Middle-East & Africa: Abu Dhabi, Aleppo, Alexandria, Algiers, Amman, Bahrain, Beirut, Benghazi, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Damascus, Dammam, Khartoum, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Entebbe, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kuwait, Lagos, Luxor, Mashhad, Medina, Muscat, Nairobi, Riyadh, Sanaa, Shiraz, Tehran, Tripoli and Tunis.
South Asia: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Chennai, Cochin, Colombo, Delhi, Dhaka, Goa, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lahore, Mumbai, Peshawar and Trivandrum.
Indian Ocean: Maldives and Seychelles.
Asia Pacific: Bali, Bangkok, Beijing, Cebu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Osaka, Phuket, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.
North America: Houston, New York, Washington DC and Montreal.
South America: Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires.
Cargo Destinations: Over 20 dedicated freighter routes to destinations within Qatar Airways’ global operations, including 7 (Frankfurt Hahn, Amsterdam, Chicago, Atlanta, Luxembourg, Toronto and Sialkot) not served by the airline’s passenger network.
Codeshare Partners: All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, bmi (British Midland), Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Malaysia Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Philippine Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Azerbaijan Airlines and SNCF.
Special Features: 180-degree horizontal flat beds in First Class beds on both Airbus A330s and A340s. All classes in these aircraft type have personal video screens. A340s and A330-300s feature 15-inch seatback LCD TV screens in Business and First Class and the long-haul fleet has a unique Audio Video On Demand entertainment system. The Boeing 777 fleet features 180-degree horizontal flat bed Business Class sleeper seats with a seat pitch of 78 inches, while Economy Class has a seat pitch of up to 34 inches. All passengers have access to seat-back TV screens and an interactive audio and video entertainment system with more than 1,000 different entertainment options.
First and Business Class passengers on other aircraft are offered individual Sony Watchmans with access to a video library of more than 20 titles.
Premium Terminal – world’s first dedicated terminal for First and Business Class passengers opened at Doha International Airport in Winter 2006 and recently underwent an expansion which increased the Business Class Lounge seating capacity by 80 percent. Features a spa, jacuzzi, fine dining, meeting rooms and duty-free shopping.
Privilege Club: Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club loyalty programme has reciprocal agreements with international airlines and tie-ups with hotels, car rental companies, credit cards and other partners worldwide
Airlines: All Nippon Airways’ Mileage Club, bmi Diamond Club, Kingfisher Airlines’ King Club, US Airways’ Dividend Miles, Asiana Airlines’ Asiana Club, United Airlines’ Mileage Plus, Middle East Airlines’ Cedar Miles and Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club.
Hotels: Aloft, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Double Tree by Hilton, Edition, Embassy Suites Hotels by Hilton, Fairmount Hotels & Resorts, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Four Points by Sheraton, Global Hotel Alliance, Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns & Resorts, Hampton by Hilton, Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations Company, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hyatt Hotels, JW Marriott, Langham Hotels, Le Meriden, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Vacation Club, Movenpick Hotels and Resorts, Radisson Blu, Renaissance Hotels, Raffles, Residence Inn by Marriott,
Rotana, Shangri-la Hotels & Resorts, Starwood, Sheraton, Springhill Suites by Marriott, St Regis, Swissotel, Taj Hotel & Resorts, The Waldorf Astoria Collection, Towne Place Suites by Marriott, Voila, W Hotels & Westin Hotels & Resorts.
Car Rentals: Sixt, Hertz and Budget
No. Of Employees: Airline: 14,000; Subsidiaries: 6,000
Divisions: Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Doha International Airport, Qatar Airways Holidays, Internal Media Services, Qatar Duty Free, Privilege Club, Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Distribution Company and Qatar Executive.
For Further Information: Qatar Airways Group Corporate Communications Department, P.O. Box 22550, Doha, Qatar. Tel: +974 4430 2072; Fax: +974 4430 2069