Qatar Airlines

Qatar Airlines

Qatar Airlines
Qatar Airlines Information Qatar Airlines Fleets
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Qatar Airlines History Qatar Airlines Facts

Qatar Airlines Information

Qatar Airlines IATA
QR
Qatar Airlines ICAO
QTR
Qatar Airlines Callsign
QATARI
Founded 1993
Hubs Doha International Airport
Frequent flyer program Privilege Club - Qmiles
Member lounge First and Business Lounges
Fleet size 66 (+158 orders) incl.cargo
Destinations 86 incl.cargo destinations
Company slogan World's 5-star airline
Parent company Government of Qatar
Headquarters Doha, Qatar
Key people Akbar Al Baker (CEO) Ian Perrott (Gen. Technical Manager)
Website http://www.qatarAirlines.com

Qatar Airways History

Qatar Airways is the national carrier of Qatar. The headquarters of this airline is based in the Qatar Airways Tower located at Doha. Qatar Airways has a fleet of over 100 aircraft and has a list of at least 100 destinations to its list. Qatar Airways operates over the regions of South Asia, Europe, Far East, Africa, Central Asia, South America, North America, Middle East and Oceania.

Qatar Airways has over 20,000 employees out of which about 14,000 are directly employed by the airline. In January 2012, Qatar Airways took over Spanair. Qatar Airways is one of the first airlines to demonstrate the use of alternative fuel in the wake of soaring prices of conventional fuel. For this purpose, a mixture of liquid fuel and natural gas was used.

History of Qatar Airways

  • Founded in 1993, Qatar Airways began operations in 1994 hiring a Boeing 767 which belonged to Kuwait Airways.
  • Originally belonging to the members of the Qatar royal family it was later transferred to the airline.
  • In 1997, the airline acquired its first airbus on lease and received its first Airbus A300-600 and received the first Airbus A320 in the year 1999.
  • Successive models of Airbus were added to the Qatar Airways fleet over the years – Airbus A330-200 in 2003, Airbus A380 and A340-600 during the period from 2004 to 2006 and Airbus 350 in 2007.
  • Qatar Airways purchased several Boeings between 2007 and 2010 including different models of Boeing 777, including Boeings meant for freight service.
  • In 2011, Qatar Airways was declared the World’s Best Airline at the Paris Air Show.

Facts about Qatar Airways

  • The tailfin of the aircraft of Qatar Airways is the image of an Oryx which is the national animal of Qatar.
  • Other than the World’s Best Airline award, Qatar Airways is also the recipient of several other awards such as the Best Cabin Crew award seven times over and many customer service awards.
  • In November 2011, Qatar Airways added Oslo, Norway when flight QR953 landed at Oslo International Airport for the first time.

Qatar Airways Features and Facilities

  • There are several different frequent flier schemes offered by Qatar Airways which offer attractive discounts for those who are regular users of the airline.
  • There are three classes of travel in Qatar Airways – First Class, Business Class and Economy Class. The facilities offered are in line with the class in which the passenger is booked.
  • Seat back TV screens are offered in all classes.
  • Qatar Airways also has a Privilege Loyalty Club which has connections with international hotels and car rentals which gives an additional impetus to the experience of traveling.
  • The in-flight entertainment known as Oryx Entertainment is a refreshing experience, further enhanced with the individual screens provided.
  • There is a good variety in the meals menu and on the medium to long haul flights, different international cuisine is available. Complementary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are also provided.

Qatar Airlines Destinations

Qatar Airlines in Africa

Qatar Airlines in North Africa

  • Algeria
    • Algiers - Houari Boumedienne Airport
  • Egypt
    • Alexandria - Alexandria International Airport
    • Cairo - Cairo International Airport
    • Luxor - Luxor International Airport
  • Libya
    • Tripoli - Tripoli International Airport
  • Morocco
    • Casablanca - Mohammed V International Airport
  • Sudan
    • Khartoum - Khartoum International Airport
  • Tunisia
    • Tunis - Tunis-Carthage International Airport

Qatar Airlines in Southern Africa

  • South Africa
    • Cape Town - Cape Town International Airport
    • Johannesburg - OR Tambo International Airport

Qatar Airlines in East Africa

  • Kenya
    • Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Seychelles
    • Mahé - Seychelles International Airport
  • Tanzania
  • Dar es Salaam - Mwalimu J.K. Nyerere International Airport

Qatar Airlines in West Africa

  • Nigeria
    • Lagos - Murtala Mohammed International Airport

Qatar Airlines in Asia

Qatar Airlines in East Asia

  • China
    • Beijing - Beijing Capital International Airport
    • Guangzhou - Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
    • Hong Kong - Hong Kong International Airport
    • Shanghai - Shanghai Pudong International Airport
  • Japan
    • Osaka - Kansai International Airport
  • South Korea
    • Seoul - Incheon International Airport

Qatar Airlines in South Asia

  • Bangladesh
    • Dhaka - Zia International Airport
  • India
    • Ahmedabad - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
    • Amritsar - Raja Sansi International Airport
    • Chennai - Chennai International Airport
    • Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport
    • Goa - Dabolim Airport [begins 25 October]
    • Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
    • Kochi - Cochin International Airport
    • Kozhikode - Calicut International Airport
    • Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
    • Thiruvananthapuram - Trivandrum International Airport
  • Maldives
      Malé - Male International Airport
  • Nepal
    • Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Pakistan
    • Islamabad - Benazir Bhutto International Airport
    • Karachi - Jinnah International Airport
    • Lahore - Allama Iqbal International Airport
    • Peshawar - Peshawar International Airport temporarily suspended
    • Sialkot - Sialkot International Airport - Cargo only
  • Sri Lanka
    • Colombo - Bandaranaike International Airport

Qatar Airlines in Southeast Asia

  • Indonesia
    • Denpasar - Ngurah Rai International Airport
    • Jakarta - Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
  • Malaysia
    • Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • Philippines
    • Cebu - Mactan-Cebu International Airport
    • Manila - Ninoy Aquino International Airport
  • Singapore
    • Singapore Changi Airport
  • Thailand
    • Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • Vietnam
    • Ho Chi Minh City - Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Qatar Airlines in Southwest Asia

  • Bahrain
    • Bahrain International Airport
  • Iran
    • Mashhad - Mashhad International Airport
    • Tehran - Imam Khomeini International Airport
  • Jordan
    • Amman - Queen Alia International Airport
  • Kuwait
    • Kuwait International Airport
  • Lebanon
    • Beirut - Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport
  • Oman
    • Muscat - Muscat International Airport
  • Qatar
    • Doha - Doha International Airport Hub
  • Saudi Arabia
    • Dammam - King Fahd International Airport
    • Jeddah - King Abdulaziz International Airport
    • Riyadh - King Khalid International Airport
  • Syria
    • Damascus - Damascus International Airport
  • United Arab Emirates
    • Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi International Airport
    • Dubai - Dubai International Airport
  • Yemen
    • Sana'a - Sana'a International Airport

Qatar Airlines in Europe

    • Austria
      • Vienna - Vienna International Airport
    • France
      • Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport
    • Germany
      • Berlin - Tegel Airport
      • Frankfurt - Frankfurt Airport
      • Munich - Munich Airport
    • Greece
      • Athens - Athens International Airport
    • Italy
      • Milan - Malpensa Airport
      • Rome - Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
    • Netherlands
      • Amsterdam - Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - Cargo only
    • Russia
      • Moscow - Domodedovo International Airport
    • Spain
      • Madrid - Barajas Airport
    • Switzerland
      • Geneva - Geneva Cointrin International Airport
      • Zürich - Zürich Airport
    • Sweden
      • Stockholm - Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
    • Turkey
      • Istanbul - Atatürk International Airport
    • United Kingdom
      • London
        • London Gatwick Airport
        • London Heathrow Airport
      • Manchester - Manchester Airport

    Qatar Airlines in North America

    • United States
      • Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport
      • New York City - John F. Kennedy International Airport
      • Washington, D.C. - Washington Dulles International Airport

Qatar Airlines in Oceania

  • Australia
    • Melbourne - Melbourne Airport [begins 6 December]
    • Sydney - Sydney Airport [date to be confirmed]

Qatar Airlines in Terminated destinations

Qatar Airlines in Asia
  • India - Nagpur
  • Malaysia - Johor Bahru (Cargo)
  • Myanmar - Yangon
  • United Arab Emirates - Sharjah
Qatar Airlines in Europe
  • Spain - Zaragoza (Cargo)
  • Luxembourg (Cargo)
Qatar Airlines in North America
  • United States - Newark

Qatar Airlines Fleets

Aircraft In Service Orders Options Passengers
(First/Business/Economy)
Routes Entry Into Service
Airbus A319-100LR 2 110 (8/0/102) Africa, Asia, Europe In Service
Airbus A319-100CJ 1 36 (16/20/0)   In Service
Airbus A320-200 11 20 144 (12/0/132) Africa, Asia, Europe In Service
Airbus A321-200 8 4 177 (0/12/165)
196 (0/0/196)
Asia, Europe In Service
Airbus A330-200 16 228 (12/24/192)
232 (8/24/200)
260 (0/24/236)
272 (0/24/248)
281 (0/22/259)
Africa, Asia, Europe In Service
Airbus A330-300 13 259 (12/24/223)
305 (0/30/275)
Africa, Asia, Europe In Service
Airbus A340-600 4 266 (8/42/216) Africa, Europe In Service
Airbus A350-800 20 TBD TBD 2014
Airbus A350-900 40 TBD TBD 2013
Airbus A350-1000 20 TBD TBD 2015
Airbus A380-800 5 2 TBD TBD 2012
Boeing 777-200LR 2 6 * 259 (0/42/217) Asia, North America, Oceania In Service
Boeing 777-300ER 8 22 335 (0/42/293) Asia, North America In Service
Boeing 787-8 30 30 TBD TBD 2011
Qatar Airlines Cargo
Airbus A300-600RF 3 25 pallets Africa, Asia, Europe In Service
Boeing 777-F 3 * TBD Africa, Asia, Europe 2009
Total 66 158 37*  

Qatar Airlines Contact

Qatar Airlines World Wide Offices

United Kingdom

London Gatwick

Qatar Airlines Reservations Tel: +44  870 389 8090
Qatar Airlines Ticket Desk - Zone E Tel: +44 129 350 4523
Qatar Airlines Ticket Desk - Zone E Fax: +44 129 350 2881
Qatar Airlines Traffic Tel: +44 129 350 3644
Qatar Airlines Traffic Fax: +44 129 356 9825

London Heathrow

Qatar Airlines Reservations Tel:

+44 870 389 8090

Qatar Airlines Reservation Fax: +44 207 399 2580
Qatar Airlines Ticket Counter Tel: +44 208 897 9084
Qatar Airlines Ticket Counter Fax: +44 208 754 8082
Qatar Airlines Traffic Office: +44 208 797 5001 / 5002
Qatar Airlines Traffic Office Fax: +44 208 797 5003
Qatar Airlines Cargo Reservations Tel: +44 845 659 9157
Qatar Airlines Cargo Reservations Fax: +44 208 750 7550
Qatar Airlines Cargo Reservations Tel outside UK: +44 845 875 07 551
Qatar Airlines Cargo Reservations E-mail: ukcargores@uk.qatarAirlines.com
Qatar Airlines Cargo Operations Tel: +44 208 750 7552
Qatar Airlines Cargo Operations Fax: +44 208 750 7550
Qatar Airlines Cargo Opeartions E-mail: ukcgoops@uk.qatarAirlines.com
Qatar Airlines Cargo Sales Tel: +44 208 750 7553
Qatar Airlines Cargo Sales Fax: +44 208 750 7550
Qatar Airlines Cargo Sales E-mail: ukcgosales@uk.qatarAirlines.com

Manchester

Qatar Airlines Reservations Tel: +44 870 389 8090
Qatar Airlines Reservations Fax: +44 161 838 5398
Qatar Airlines Ticketing Tel: +44 870 389 8090 
Qatar Airlines Ticketing Fax: +44 161 838 5398
Qatar Airlines Airport Tel: +44 161 489 6020 / 6042
Qatar Airlines Airport Fax: +44 161 489 6370
Qatar Airlines Traffic Office Tel: +44 161 489 6639
Qatar Airlines Traffic Office Fax: +44 161 489 6642
Qatar Airlines Cargo Reservations/Sales Tel: +44 845 6595 157
Qatar Airlines Cargo Reservations Tel/Sales outside UK: +44 161 489 6308
Qatar Airlines Cargo Reservations/Sales Fax: +44 161 489 6642

United Nations

Chicago

Address: 
John Hancock Center
875 North Michigan Avenue,
Suite 1310 Chicago , IL 60611

Houston

Address:
1201 Fannin Street,
Suite 131
Houston, TX 77002

New York  

Address:
Trump Tower
725 Fifth Avenue, 22nd Floor,
New York, NY 10022  

Washington

Address:
1430 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

South Africa

Cape Town  

Qatar Airlines Tel: +27 21 425 36 63 / 4
Qatar Airlines Fax: +27 21 425 36 81
Qatar Airlines Airport Tel: +27 21 936 30 80
Qatar Airlines Airport Fax: +27 21 936 30 81

Johannesburg

Qatar Airlines Tel: +27 11 523 2928
Qatar Airlines Fax: +27 11 523 2938
Qatar Airlines Aivrport Tel: +27 11 928 8532
Qatar Airlines Terminal: 6