Posted on March 24, 2011

Qatar Airways is marking an upcoming exciting milestone of reaching its hundredth destination by introducing 100 specially prepared holiday packages to points across the airline’s global network.

The Syrian city of Aleppo becomes the Gulf carrier’s historic 100th destination when scheduled flights are launched non-stop from Doha on April 6. The latest route launch represents a remarkable achievement for Qatar Airways which has been flying for only 14 years. For a limited period only, Qatar Airways Holidays, the tour operating division of the airline, has introduced holiday breaks, including scheduled flights and accommodation, starting from just QAR 1,650 for travel from Doha.

Qatar Airways recently upgraded capacity on the daily Madrid flights to a Boeing 777


Qatar Airways Holidays has created packages specifically for the 100 destination launch campaign and includes getaways to suit a variety of needs – regardless if travellers are looking for country explorer packages, a weekend break or a beach holiday.

The promotions are part of a series of offers introduced in the 100th destination launch campaign, which kicked off a few days ago, just weeks ahead of the milestone 100th Aleppo route launch.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said that the airline’s holiday packages offered a range of options to suit all tastes to highly desirable destinations, whether for shopping, sightseeing or a family beach break.

“Qatar Airways is embarking on an exciting phase in the airline’s history in just a few weeks’ time as we reach our milestone 100th destination and continued growth with further expansion and ongoing aim to be recognised as the best airline in the world,” said Al Baker.

“As part of the airline’s celebration of soon reaching this historic moment, what better way to mark the occasion than to provide a wide choice of holiday getaways at fabulous rates.”

Whether the idyllic islands of the Seychelles or Maldives, one of the airline’s many European destinations – including Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Munich or London – or Asian getaways including Manila, Phuket, Bangkok and Colombo, for a city tour or relaxing break, so many destinations are within easy reach from the airline’s Doha hub.

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Sample promotional packages include:

3 nights in Phuket from QAR 3,550

3 nights in Colombo from QAR 2,499

3 nights in Madrid from QAR 4,700

3 nights in Kuala Lumpur from QAR 3,600

3 nights in Berlin from QAR 5,596




Among the packages also introduced are the popular ‘Country Explorer Tours’, which include up to eight nights and cover various tourist points.  Examples of packages include the ‘Wings of Kenya Tour’ including Nairobi, Amboseli, Samburu, and Masai Mara, or the ‘Golden Triangle Tour of India’, which covers Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Ten explorer packages are available, covering a broad range of countries.

Prices are per person and include return Economy Class air fares with Qatar Airways and hotel accommodation, based on double room occupancy, including breakfast. Customers can view the full range of holiday packages available by visiting

Qatar Airways flies four times daily to London Heathrow

Qatar Airways currently flies to 99 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America with a modern fleet of 96 aircraft. The latest route launch was on March 6 to the German city of Stuttgart.

Over the next few months, Qatar Airways steps up its expansion with new routes and capacity increases to a number of destinations. On April 6, the airline launches its 100th destination – to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo – followed in June by three further routes, the Iranian city of Shiraz (June 5), Italian city of Venice (June 15) and the carrier’s first entry into Canada with non-stop flights to Montreal (June 29).

On July 27, Qatar Airways begins flights to Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta), the Bulgarian capital Sofia (September 14) and Norway’s capital city of Oslo (October 5).