Qatar Airways celebrates five successful years flying the Perth route

12-Jul-2017 PERTH, AustraliaQatar Airways is celebrating winning the Skytrax “World’s Best Airline” award by offering passengers attractive fares on flights to popular holiday destinations across its growing global network, as part of its ‘Fly with the World’s Best Airline’ global sales campaign launched this week.

This special promotion follows a string of major recent wins for Qatar Airways at the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show last month, where it was named ”World’s Best Airline,” “World’s Best Business Class,” “Best Airline in the Middle East,” and “World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.”

Passengers can now take advantage of special discounts on fares to a host of popular holiday destinations, including its recently launched routes to Nice, France and Dublin, Republic of Ireland, as well as many other destinations on the airline’s growing global network that now spans six continents.

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Ehab Amin said: “We are tremendously proud to have been named World’s Best Airline, in addition to having been awarded the titles of World’s Best Business Class, Best Airline in the Middle East, and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge. We are delighted to celebrate these great wins with our passengers from all over the world, and we hope this unique offer will allow them to experience our renowned, world-class service on our rapidly-expanding global network.”

From now till 19 July, Perth passengers can enjoy the week-long promotion with attractive fares for Perth residents. Fares to London, Dublin and Nice start from AUD 1,150* and is valid for immediate travel until 10 December 2017. Further discounts are also on offer for our recently announced destinations including Nice, France; Skopje, Republic of Macedonia; Sohar, Oman and Prague, Czech Republic. Additionally, Qatar Airways Privilege Club members will enjoy additional Qmiles incentives when they book on qatarairways.com.

“Since our launch in Perth five years ago, we take pride in offering Western Australian passengers an outstanding flight network, with a choice of 150 destinations including 40 European cities. We would like to

This July, Qatar Airways also marks five years of successful operations between Perth and Doha, connecting Western Australia to more than 150 destinations around the world. Since Qatar Airways arrived in Perth on 3 July 2012, Western Australians have been eager to explore the Middle East and Europe via Doha, whilst enjoying world class customer service.

Adam Radwanski, Senior Manager at Qatar Airways Australasia, said the airline is committed to serving the Western Australian market, and hopes to continue building strong relationships with passengers and stakeholders in the region.

thank our Western Australian passengers for their support over the last five years and look forward to welcoming them – and their friends and family – on-board in the future,” said Mr Radwanski.

“Our partnership with Qatar Airways is already a great success story delivering more travel options for Western Australians and bringing more international travellers to our city and our State,” said Kevin Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Perth Airport.

“The daily service between Perth and Doha provides more than 4,000 seats per week and connects Western Australia to Qatar Airways’ international network of over 150 destinations. This is a great milestone for Qatar Airways and I look forwarded to working together to build even stronger aviation links between Perth - Doha and beyond,” said Mr Brown.

In addition, passengers travelling from Perth to London can find themselves on Qatar Airways newest premium cabin – Qsuite – after a convenient brief transit in Hamad International Airport. Qatar Airways has maintained its position at the forefront of international air travel with the introduction of a game-changing, patented new Business Class seat, set to transform the face of aviation and Business Class travel: “Qsuite.” Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room.

Adjustable panels and movable TV monitors on the centre four seats allow colleagues, friends or families travelling together to transform their space into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine and socialise together. These new features provide the ultimate customisable travel experience that enables passengers to create an environment that suits their own unique needs.

With a rapidly growing network and a modern fleet of 200 aircraft, the airline will expand its global destinations in 2017-18, adding Skopje, Republic of Macedonia; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Kiev, Ukraine and many more exciting new destinations.

Perth – Doha Flight Schedule:

Perth (PER) to Doha (DOH) QR901 departs 23:05 arrives 05:50 (+1) Doha (DOH) to Perth (PER) QR900 departs 02:00 arrives 18:15

To learn more about Qatar Airways destinations and promotions, please visit qatarairways.com/au - ENDS -

Notes to Editors:

*Terms and conditions apply; promotions subject to taxes, and peak black-out periods. All travel must be completed by 10 December 2017. Please check qatarairways.com/au at time of booking for further details.

About Qatar Airways:

In Australia, as well as Perth, Qatar Airways flies out of Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, with plans to expand to Canberra in 2017-18.

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fast growing airline will add a

number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including Dublin, Nice, Skopje, Sarajevo and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 200 aircraft.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently named Airline of the Year by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named World’s Best Business Class, Best Airline in the Middle East, and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, as well as F.C. Barcelona, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 12 Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.

For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department Tel: +974 4022 2200