Posted on August 16, 2018
Qatar Airways, in collaboration with Qatar Charity, celebrated Eid Al Adha by distributing toys to more than 800 orphans in the Children’s Living Center, located in the Reyhanli province of Hatay.
The Children’s Living Center in Reyhanli, the largest NGO project caring for Syrian orphan children in the Arab and Islamic region, is an integrated city providing 55 residential villas, in addition to schools, gymnasiums, social halls, a mosque, a health center, as well as plenty of green spaces. The centre also provides key services such as education, medical care, and social services to the children of Reyhanli. Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: “Qatar Airways is pleased to partner with Qatar Charity and share the joy of Eid Al Adha with the children of the Children’s Living Center in Hatay. As a global airline, we believe in supporting children around the world by providing them with the tools they need to thrive and grow. We are especially pleased to celebrate this special time of year with the Syrian children in Hatay, sharing with them these special gifts with them that will help them live a happier childhood.”
Earlier this month, Qatar Airways provided students at Kauthara Islamic School in Uganda with desks for their classrooms, supporting the learning of approximately 400 students as part of the award-winning airline’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Qatar Airways has been a proud supporter and partner of the Education Above All Foundation through Educate A Child (EAC) since 2013. The airline encourages passengers to donate in support of the children through different methods, including online when booking a flight on Qatar Airways’ website, as well as using the on-board donation envelopes that are collected by the cabin crew.
To inspire and excite its youngest passengers, Qatar’s national carrier recently launched the Oryx Kids Club, offering specially-designed activity packs and meal boxes featuring the Oryx Kids Club mascots. Qatar Airways currently operates three weekly flights to Hatay, three daily flights to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport, 10 weekly flights to Istanbul Atatürk Airport, three weekly flights to Adana Şakirpaşa Airport, a daily service to Ankara’s Esenboğa Airport, two weekly flights to both Antalya and Bodrum.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. In addition to being voted ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by travellers from around the world, the airline was also named ‘Best Airline In The Middle East’, the seventh time it has received this tremendous accolade. Qatar Airways was also named ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’ for the second consecutive year and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways recently revealed a host of upcoming new global destinations, including the announcement that it will be the first Gulf carrier to begin direct service to Luxembourg. Other exciting new destinations to be launched by the airline include Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Langkawi, Malaysia and Da Nang, Vietnam.