Posted on March 30, 2011

Qatar Airways has introduced the latest edition of its Shopping Extravaganza inflight duty free magazine with more than half the items being featured for the first time. The 27th issue of the magazine features over 170 new products, including almost 30 new men and women’s fragrances. Eight items are exclusively available through the airline, including watches from Misaki, Omorfia, Rovina and TX.

Items available for the first time include 18 timepieces from leading international brands, next-generation iPod nanos and iPod Shuffles from Apple, and small electronic goods ranging from mobile phone watches to digital cameras. Also new on board is an all-in-one universal power adaptor from Lifetrons. The adaptor features four universal sockets and two USB ports, allowing plug-in devices such as iPhones, iPods, DAs and Blackberrys to be connected to power sources in over 150 countries.

Airline enthusiasts can choose from a selection of Qatar Airways’ branded toys, aircraft models and novelty items available onboard. The airline’s flagship Boeing 777 and its Airbus A330 aircraft are presented as 1/500 scale die-cast alloy models.

Customers purchasing onboard can take advantage of a US$15 discount when buying two or more fragrances or cosmetics featured in the magazine. The offer is available only on selected fragrances and cosmetics. Members of Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club frequent flyer programme can earn two loyalty Qmiles for every US$1 they spend on items onboard. The latest issue of Qatar Airways’ Shopping Extravaganza is onboard until June and can also be viewed on the airline’s website,

Pre-orders are available through email and fax. Travellers are asked to provide contact details, flight number and date of flight, the product code / codes and quantity / quantities required. Orders can be sent to or by fax to: +974 4462 1588.

Doha-based Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 96 aircraft to 99 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. On April 6, the carrier 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 airline’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).