Posted on October 07, 2014

Qatar Airways recently hosted a signature event at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas, to celebrate the rapid success of its 7th U.S. destination, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). Launched on July 1st, the DFW to Doha route has greatly expanded connectivity to India, the Middle East, East Asia, and Australia.

The event, which was attended by over 150 guests from the Corporate and Travel Trade spheres, featured exciting entertainment from Grammy award nominee and Texas country music legend, Pat Green, Jazz vocalist and a rising star in the Dallas music scene, Hale Baskin, and Texas’ guitar hero Rhett Butler. The evening was hosted by Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Marwan Koleilat, who extended a warm welcome to guests to mark the new link between Dallas/Fort Worth and the State of Qatar.

Qatar Airways held celebratory event 2 [].jpgQatar Airways launched daily scheduled flights between its hub in Doha and DFW with its flagship Boeing 777 long-haul aircraft offering 259 seats in a two-class configuration of 42 in Business and 217 in Economy. DFW is Qatar Airways’ second destination in Texas and the seventh in the United States. The airline has been flying daily non-stop to Houston since 2009. “This event is in celebration of a long-standing relationship between Qatar Airways and the State of Texas. Our success in Houston paved the way for further expansion within Texas. Dallas/Fort Worth’s response to our award-winning five-star service has been overwhelmingly positive so far,” said Mr. Koleilat.

Qatar Airways and DFW have already proven an extremely successful partnership; one which I hope will continue long into the future. We will continue to welcome passengers from DFW on board, to experience our renowned five-star service and into our new home at Hamad International Airport – the world’s newest aviation hub,” added the airline’s Vice President - Commercial for the Americas, Titus Johnson. The evening was Arabic themed offering unparalleled hospitality from Qatar Airways’ cabin crew who welcomed the guests. 

During the event, Qatar Airways gave the guests an exclusive opportunity to experience the five star luxury and comfort of its Boeing 777 Business Class seat.  With a wide seat pitch, fully flat bed and state of the art Oryx entertainment system (with over 1,000 entertainment options — movies, television, video games, and music), the Qatar Airways 777 Business Class seat has one of the highest specifications for business class travel of any airline.

Qatar Airways held celebratory event 3 [].jpgThe evening culminated with a grand finale raffle draw, where guests had a chance to win two fantastic ticket prizes to any of the over 144 world-wide destinations of Qatar Airways. The multi-award winning airline was awarded three accolades at Skytrax Awards 2014: World’s Best Business Class, Best Middle East Airline, and Best Business Class Lounge. They have also been named Airline of the Year by Skytrax, Air Transport News, and Business Aviation, and won Best Business Class and Best Airline for International Travel at the recent Business Travel Awards.

Qatar Airways currently flies to 8 destinations in North America: Washington, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Montreal. The airline has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 137 aircraft to 144 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

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