Posted on March 24, 2015

Qatar Airways was proud to be Title Sponsor of the ‘A Passage to India’ festival which was recently held at the Katara Cultural Village in Doha, inaugurated jointly by His Excellency Mr. Sanjiv Arora, Ambassador of India, and His Excellency Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara, along with Girish Kumar, President of Indian Cultural Centre, Management Committee Members of the ICC, KM Varghese, President of Indian Business Professional Network, Aravind Pattel, President of Indian Community Benevolent Forum and Senior Members of the community.

The two-day festival held on March 19 – 20, 2015, under the joint patronage of the Embassy of India-Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) in Doha and Katara featured an array of activities showcasing the rich cultural diversity, traditions, heritage, multi-faceted achievements and history of India. Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Commercial – Qatar, Ehab Amin said the association with the Indian cultural festival was a great opportunity for the airline to be involved with one of the many communities that it serves.

Qatar Airways sponsors the Indian 2 [].jpg“We are delighted to have been a part of the Indian cultural festival, joining hands in promoting this event locally in Doha,” he said, adding, “As a global airline, Qatar Airways supports the cultural traditions of the destinations and countries to which we operate and supporting events such as this has always helped us in building connections with our passengers.” At the Indian cultural festival, members of several forums affiliated to the ICC demonstrated their talent in Indian dance, music and other artistic performances.

The popular event attracted a large crowd of local citizens, Indian and other expatriate visitors during the two days, all of whom enjoyed the lively entertainment while experiencing diverse cuisines from many of the different states and regions of India. Along with a range of food stalls, the event also hosted counters displaying Indian costumes and handicrafts which were a huge hit with the crowds. One of the highlights of the festival was the showcasing of a 10-metre high replica of the India Gate erected in the venue, which has a prominent place in Indian history.

Qatar Airways sponsors the Indian 3 [].jpgQatar Airways currently operates flights to 12 destinations across India, non-stop from its hub in Doha. Daily services operate to Goa, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kozhikode and Trivandrum. The airline also operates 11 weekly flights to Kochi and double-daily flights to the capital city New Delhi. With excellent connections from cities across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and South America, Qatar Airways offers passengers heading to India with convenient one-stop flights via Doha.

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 150 aircraft to 146 key business and leisure destinations on six continents around the globe.