Qatar Airways returns to the Arab travel market in 2022

Qatar Airways is participating in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022 (Hall 1, ME1240), taking place May 9-12 in Dubai and following the COVID-19 pandemic and easing restrictions, the flag carrier of the State of Qatar will present the “World’s Best Business Class Seat”, the multi-award-winning Qsuite and a virtual reality experience of Hamad International Airport, recently voted “World’s Best Airport”.

Qatar Airways is well positioned to continue to lead the aviation industry’s global recovery – the ‘World’s Best Airline’ operates from Skytrax’s ‘World’s Best Airport’, and has introduced new routes in part of a robust growing network, stronger partnership agreements with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue in place, joining the world’s premier oneworld alliance, a new frequent flyer program currency with Avios, while operating fully vaccinated global flight and becoming the world’s first global airline to achieve a Skytrax Five Star Covid-19 Aviation Safety Ranking.

A sign of the airline’s resilience and determination to keep the world connected during its darkest days, Qatar Airways was number two worldwide for revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) in 2021 with a market share of 6% according to IATA figures. Qatar Airways also saw a significant growth of 26% compared to 2020, the industry only growing by 1%, while in 2020, after the start of the pandemic, the airline was also one of the largest carriers by RPK.

Throughout the pandemic, Qatar Airways has not only played a vital role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but has been the only global airline to fly regularly since the start of the pandemic, now operating to more destinations with more weekly flights than any other airline in the region. The airline has also significantly expanded its network to 145 destinations, particularly in the United States where it now operates in 12 cities with almost 100 flights per week, including to recently added San Francisco and Seattle. Qatar Airways has also focused heavily on expansion in Africa with the addition of new routes to Abuja, Abidjan, Accra, Harare, Kano, Lusaka and Port Harcourt, firmly cementing the importance of Africa to the airline. .

The airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), also recently received the “World’s Best Airport 2021” award, ranking first in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021. Offering an unparalleled customer experience to the At the airport, passengers can also enjoy amazing shopping with Qatar Duty Free offering numerous retail outlets and beverage outlets, including many of the world’s finest stores and Middle Eastern exclusives, or just relax in the airside Oryx Airport Hotel. In addition, the Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge, voted “World’s Best Business Class Lounge”, is a haven for our premium business class travelers, while the world-renowned Al Safwa First Class Lounge features many original pieces and works of art, courtesy of Qatar Museums.

Qatar Airways’ loyalty program, Privilege Club, recently introduced Avios as a rewards currency for its members, providing even more opportunities to earn rewards and take advantage of exciting new management and spending innovations. Plus, members will keep their well-deserved rewards balance and can continue to take advantage of the redemption opportunities they currently have. Avios are the global loyalty currency used by British Airways Executive Club, AerClub, Iberia Plus and Vueling Club, and can be collected across a wide range of consumer sectors including aviation, travel, leisure, shopping and financial services.

The multi-award-winning Qsuite was introduced in 2017 and still remains the “World’s Best Business Class Seat” with the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, with stowable privacy panels, allowing passengers in adjacent seats to create their own private room. Adjustable panels and moveable TV monitors allow colleagues, friends or families traveling together to transform their space into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine and socialize together in a safe environment. These new features provide the ultimate customizable travel experience that allows passengers to create an environment that meets their own unique needs.

As an Official Airline Partner of FIFA since 2017, Qatar Airways has sponsored major events, including the 2019 and 2020 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup™ and the FIFA Arab Cup™, all of which held in Qatar. The airline is also looking forward to the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – the first in the Middle East – and offers seamless travel from more than 140 destinations around the world for fans attending this world-class event. .

In its aim to bring communities together through sport, the world’s best airline has an extensive global portfolio of sports partnerships that includes football governing bodies such as FIFA, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. The airline also sponsors some of the biggest football clubs in the world, including Al Sadd SC, Boca Juniors, FC Bayern München, KAS Eupen and Paris Saint-Germain.