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Qatar Airways highlights network expansion, tourism developments at ATM 2023

The airline significantly grew its network to over 160 destinations and focused on expansion in the Gulf region

by Staff Reporter
Qatar Airways highlights network expansion, tourism developments at ATM 2023

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar held a strong presence on the first day of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) conference. Showcasing the FIA World Endurance Championship hypercar, Qatar Airways garnered heavy attention around the stand. The World’s Best Airline offered ATM visitors a chance to drive the vehicle through a simulation, and also provided a relaxing lounge area reflecting the airline’s standards on luxury and comfort, quality and hospitality all in one stand.

As recently announced, the airline significantly grew its network to over 160 destinations and focused on expansion in the Gulf region.

A press conference hosted by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker; Chief Operating Officer, Hamad International Airport, Engr. Badr Al Meer; and Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Thierry Antinori highlighted a network expansion and tourism developments.

Mr. Al Baker introduced the addition of a new destination, Tabouk, Saudi Arabia, as well as the resumption of service to Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

Qatar Airways UAE flights

The airline currently flies to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, and more recently, will begin services to Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE. Qatar Airways currently operates 84 weekly flights to the UAE, firmly cementing the importance of the region.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are excited to be present at this year’s Arabian Travel Market. Our commitment to offering our passengers world-class products and services remains steadfast as we continue to grow and expand our network. With exciting events lined up in Qatar, we are certain that our country will continue to thrive as a tourism hub for years to come.”

Qatar Airways highlights network expansion, tourism developments at ATM 2023The Arab Tourism Organization recently named Doha as the Arab Tourism Capital 2023. This is a testament to Qatar’s exceptional achievements in leisure and hospitality, solidifying the country’s position as one of the world’s most sought-after destinations.

Qatar Airways will highlight its partnership with Formula 1®, and its role as the world-renowned racing series’ official airline, demonstrating Qatar Airways’ dedication to supporting top-tier international sporting events and adding on to its sports sponsorship portfolio.

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The Global Partner and Official Airline of F1®, in partnership with Qatar Airways Holidays, launched travel packages allowing fans to be up-close to high-octane action, and exclusively enjoy unique experiences and special events for each F1® racing event.

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This year, Qatar will host the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS Qatar 2023). This event is set to present a stunning festival highlighting the finest of the automotive industry, hosted by a pioneering and passionate nation with a true affinity for cars. Guests will be invited to navigate the future of the automotive industry while receiving the best-in-class experiences across travel, hospitality, motorsports, and culture.

Qatar Airways continues on the path of growth and success for the years ahead, owing to its industry-leading products and services, innovative approach, and commitment to customer satisfaction.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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