Posted on November 03, 2014
Qatar Airways celebrated its first anniversary of joining the oneworld airline alliance network on 30th October, having joined the global partnership one year prior. The only carrier in the Gulf to belong to the oneworld alliance, Qatar Airways now offers an unrivalled network alongside its other leading oneworld member airlines, to some 1,000 destinations in more than 150 countries across the globe.
In celebration of the milestone, Qatar Airways offered a premium three-day sale on destinations across its worldwide network, together with a special offer for its Privilege Club members who can earn up to 5,000 bonus Qmiles, when they fly with any oneworld partner airlines until 30th November. Employees from Qatar Airways also gathered to mark the anniversary with a celebratory cake cutting ceremony at the airline’s new home and hub, Hamad International Airport, performed by the airport’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Badr Al Meer and Qatar Airways Chief Planning Officer, Mr. Richard Roberts. This was followed by staff participation in the first visit to Doha of the alliance’s oneday, oneteam, oneworld training and awareness roadshow, which is currently touring key oneworld hub airports worldwide.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, commented; “Joining oneworld provided a whole new world of benefits for travellers across the globe. It enables Qatar Airways to offer our passengers an unrivalled global network served by partners that include leading airlines from every region. These same passengers have also benefitted from the premium lounge facilities on offer across our alliance’s network and the opportunity of earning Qmiles wherever they may travel in the world.”
oneworld Chief Executive Bruce Ashby added: “oneworld aims to be the first choice alliance for the world’s frequent international travellers – with an unrivalled collection of quality carriers, delivering unmatched benefits to customers and to member airlines alike. oneworld is delighted and proud to be the only global alliance to feature one of the major Gulf carriers, enabling us to be the only global alliance to offer consumers the services and benefits offered by both a global alliance, and a Gulf carrier, positioning oneworld as the leading alliance in what is one of the world’s fastest growing regions for air travel demand.”
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 139 aircraft to 145 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.