DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways has made its presence felt at this year’s Bahrain International Air Show by displaying one its Boeing 787 aircraft. Held every year under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the show attracts leading aviation industry companies from the region and around the world.
Thousands of trade, media and public visitors attended the three-day event which concluded last weekend at Sakhir Air Base in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Dignitaries from Qatar who attended include His Excellency Mr. Jassim Seif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport for the State of Qatar, His Excellency Mr. Abdul Aziz Al Noaimi, Chairman of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority and His Excellency Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker.
Addressing local media during the show, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker reinforced the airline’s long-term commitment to growth with continued investment in new aircraft, new routes and this year’s opening of the Hamad International Airport in Doha.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 129 aircraft to 134 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.
Over the next few months, the network will grow further with Sharjah and Dubai World Central, both in the UAE (March 1, 2014), Larnaca, Cyprus (April 29), Philadelphia, USA (April 2, 2014), Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Turkey (May 22, 2014), Edinburgh, Scotland (May 28, 2014), Miami, USA (June 10, 2014) and Dallas/Fort Worth, USA (July 1, 2014).
Pictured during Bahrain Air Show 2014 are His Excellency Mr. Jassim Seif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport for the State of Qatar (left), Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker (middle) and His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker (right) with His Excellency Mr. Jassim Seif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport for the State of Qatar during Bahrain Air Show 2014.
Visiting Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787 aircraft on static display at the Bahrain Air Show 2014 are His Excellency Mr. Jassim Seif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport for the State of Qatar (left), His Excellency Mr. Abdul Aziz Al Noaimi, Chairman of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (middle) and Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker.
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Notes to Editors:
Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France in June. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge and, for the second consecutive year, Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.
The airline has also been named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport named Best Premium Service Airport for the third consecutive year in 2013. Qatar Airways has also twice been the recipient of the prestigious Skytrax Airline of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry.
Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 280 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 family of aircraft. On 30 October 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld global alliance. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com.