Our refreshed mobile app is the perfect travel companion for our passengers, allowing them to take control of their travel plans, keep them informed at all times and, importantly in the current climate, limit physical contact throughout their journey.
At Qatar Airways, we continue to invest in award-winning, five-star products and services across all stages of our customers’ journey, and digital technology plays an important role in this. Our customers expect their digital interactions with the Qatar Airways brand to be as smooth and seamless as their journey onboard, and we are working to ensure that our digital products continue to be world-class.”
We are glad to see Helsinki return to our network, a significant indicator of the recovery of the Nordic travel market. With a total of 22 weekly flights to the region we are delighted to be the first Gulf carrier to offer flights to the four Nordic capitals of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm. While the drop in air travel demand due to Covid-19 forced us to temporarily suspend services to Helsinki, we are proud to have never stopped flying to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. As we pass the worst of the crisis, we look forward to increasing our services to the Nordic region to support the recovery of tourism and trade in the region.
Qatar Airways is delighted to sponsor the AS Roma Women team as we see women’s football going from strength to strength around the world. We are proud of our diverse portfolio of global sport sponsorships and are totally committed to supporting the women’s game, reflecting our belief in the power that sport has in bringing people together.
We are thrilled to welcome the AS Roma Women team to the Qatar Airways football family and look forward to seeing the players proudly sporting our logo on their shirts. Women’s sport has experienced unprecedented growth in viewership, attendance and fan following in recent years and we are excited at the opportunities this partnership presents the airline.
During this crisis more passengers have chosen to fly with Qatar Airways than any other airline, and we appreciate the trust they have placed in us. We have become the largest global carrier flying over 50 million kilometres to repatriate over 1.8 million passengers on over 15,000 flights. This has enabled us to accumulate unrivalled experience of how to safely and reliably carry passengers during these uncertain times
Our wide network of flights during this period has ensured we have kept up to date with the latest in international airport procedures and implemented the most advanced safety and hygiene measures on board our aircraft and in our award winning home and hub, Hamad International Airport, recently voted the Best Airport in the Middle East for the sixth consecutive year. This is why more people rely on us for international travel than any other airline during this crisis and why we will continue to ensure the safest and most reliable experience for our passengers as we resume flights to more destinations over the summer.
Qatar Airways is a carrier that has been recognised as the World’s Best Airline on five occasions by Skytrax, built significant goodwill with governments and embassies as we assisted stranded citizens and most importantly, been available non-stop for stranded passengers during the pandemic. We have been here 24/7 during the darkest days and will continue to be a friend in need as confidence returns and people restart their travel plans.
We are incredibly proud to join efforts with UNHCR to provide relief aid to people and communities most in need. By having a robust international network, we are pleased to be able to give a helping hand to support this great cause. During this crisis, we have worked closely with governments and NGOs to prioritise the shipment of medical and aid supplies transporting over 175,000 tonnes, the equivalent of approximately 1,750 fully loaded Boeing 777 freighters. We are committed to making a difference and by working together, we are confident we will overcome the current adversities with strength, solidarity and resilience.
As the depths of COVID-19 continue to take the world captive, we never imagined the magnitude its impact would have, or just how many lives it would touch. Our primary focus at UNHCR is to safeguard the rights and wellbeing of the most marginalised and vulnerable members of society. It is times like these when we must take action and strive to find lasting solutions which is why our partnership with Qatar Airways is crucial. With limited access to water, sanitation systems and health facilities, refugees are particularly at risk right now and that is why we are developing key responses to mitigate these challenges, alongside our respected partners Qatar Airways. Together, we must drive action.
We know there are many people who want to be with their families and loved ones during this difficult time. We are thankful to the Australian Government, Airports and staff for their support in helping us to add additional flights to get people home, and in particular, to bring flights to Brisbane.
We continue to operate around 150 daily flights to more than 70 cities worldwide. Sometimes governments put in place restrictions that mean we simply cannot fly to a country. We are working closely with governments around the world, and wherever possible we will reinstate or add more flights.
In a challenging and uncertain time like this when the world is facing an unprecedented global crisis, Qatar Airways is doing everything to help passengers to get back home to their beloved ones. In order to meet the high demand, we have increased the number of departures and capacity to our Nordic destinations and our hope is that this challenging times will soon be behind us.
The safety, security and good health of our passengers and employees is our highest priority. Although we maintain the very highest standards of hygiene across all parts of the business, we recognise that some passengers may wish to alter their existing travel plans. We hope this new policy, alongside our robust hygiene practices and safety record, will allow our passengers to travel with confidence.
It's incredibly fun to win this prize for the sixth time! It is really a proof that all our employees, both on the ground and in the air, partners and agents do their job in the best possible way. Our excellent results also give us the opportunity to constantly grow and become even better here in our local market. During the year we increased capacity on almost all of our departures and we look forward to another exciting year
We have been placed in a challenging operational situation where the airline cannot continue with its global operations as a result of these restrictions on anyone who has visited China. If we continue operations, the significant numbers of crew who would have travelled to China, would be limited to operate on certain flights, reducing our operational effectiveness. We will immediately resume our operations to China once the governmental restrictions are lifted.
We are pleased to announce Santorini, Greece and Dubrovnik, Croatia will be joining our global network in 2020. We are committed to offering our passengers as many seamless one-stop connection choices as possible. With the addition of these new routes, our network will expand to 170 passenger destinations, further consolidating our position as one of the world’s most connected airlines.
We also invite all passengers to enjoy the extra capacity and flexibility provided by the 66 additional weekly frequencies we are adding to 20 existing destinations in our network. We are dedicated to giving our customers more options and flexibility when planning their business and leisure trips. These new flights are being added in response to market demand and are testament to our hard working team at Qatar Airways who continue to set the benchmark in the industry from customer service to catering and in-flight entertainment.
Det er en fornøjelse at kunne tilbyde fans disse fantastiske deals, hvor de kan besøge Qatar og opleve FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019TM. Vi vil inspirere vores passagerer til at komme og opleve, hvad Qatar har at tilbyde både på og uden for fodboldbanen. Som flyselskab tror vi fuldt og fast på sportens evne til at forene mennesker, og vi glæder os til at samle tusindvis af passionerede fans i Qatar, så de både kan nyde fodbold i verdensklasse og femstjernet gæstfrihed og organisation. FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019TM bliver en spændende forsmag på verdens største fodboldevent, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, om lidt mere end tre år.
I am very pleased to be here tonight to celebrate the launch of our new direct service from Gothenburg. Gothenburg is an important centre for business, and we are delighted to now be able to connect business travellers directly to this important hub, and to expand our ties with the Swedish market following the success of our service to Stockholm. We are also confident that leisure travellers will find much to enjoy in this charming city
With the launch of our direct service to Gothenburg, we look forward to welcoming more Swedish passengers to Qatar, as well as giving them the chance to explore the extensive choice of destinations on our global route map
We are tremendously pleased to launch our new direct service to Gothenburg, our second gateway into Sweden. Gothenburg is both an important business centre and a growing tourist destination which is becoming increasingly popular with visitors. This new gateway will offer our Swedish passengers more even convenience and enhanced connectivity to an extensive choice of destinations on our global route network. We invite all to experience the unique charm of Gothenburg, and look forward to welcoming all on board.
Sweden is Scandinavia’s largest economy and one of Europe’s strongest. New direct routes are an important contributing factor, as improved market connectivity is crucial for Sweden´s tourism, businesses, ability to attract investments and exchange of knowledge.
We are very pleased to welcome Qatar Airways to Gothenburg, its second gateway into Stockholm. We are also delighted that in five years, Qatar Airways has doubled traffic on the direct route between Doha and Stockholm, significantly increasing connectivity between Sweden and the rest of the world.
Qatar Airways regards our shareholding in China Southern Airlines as an important part of our strategic investment in the largest airline in one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets.
China Southern Airlines is one of the most prestigious airlines in the Chinese domestic market and an important market player in the world, with massive potential for cooperation in the future. Given the complementary strengths and resources of each of China Southern Airlines and Qatar Airways, there are opportunities for us to work together and build a long term relationship in ways that would bring benefits to customers of both airlines. The investment is a clear demonstration of Qatar Airways’ continued commitment to connecting travellers across all corners of the world in a way that is meaningful and convenient. Qatar Airways very much looks forward to the opportunity to deepen our working relationship with this great airline and further enhance the travel opportunities across the globe.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of direct services to Gothenburg, our second gateway into Sweden. Gothenburg is a charming city with much to offer both business and leisure travellers. This new direct route demonstrates our commitment to expanding our presence in the Nordic countries, a highly important market for us, and to further connecting these destinations on our global network. We look forward to introducing travellers from around the world to this beautiful city.
Sweden is the largest economy in Scandinavia, and at the moment it is also the strongest in Europe. New direct routes are an important contributing factor, as they improve connectivity to markets that are crucial to the Swedish business community, the visiting industry and attract capital and knowledge to the region. This direct route is the result of successful cooperation, where we, together with the region, have shown Qatar Airways the potential in the Western Swedish market. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that Swedavia and western Sweden jointly welcome this large Middle East airline to Gothenburg Landvetter Airport.
These prestigious awards show how far Qatar Airways has come in such a short time. In just over 20 years, we have risen from a small regional carrier to become a global airline, committed to innovation and to delivering the highest standards to our passengers. The patented Qsuite represents our commitment to innovation, as this revolutionary Business Class seat continues to set new benchmarks in the aviation industry. To have been awarded such accolades, in spite of the illegal blockade against our country, is a reflection of our commitment to excellence, innovation and to providing all passengers the finest service in the skies. The fact that the Skytrax awards are voted for by travellers makes them especially meaningful and reconfirms that our passenger-focused strategy continues to deliver the highest level of satisfaction to our loyal customers.
Vi er meget stolte af og taknemmelige for, at et af verdens mest prestigefyldte flyselskaber har valgt Boca Juniors som en del af deres regionale udvidelsesstrategi i Sydamerika. Vi er sikre på, at denne aftale bliver meget udbytterig for begge parter i deres arbejde for at opfylde deres både kort- og langsigtede mål.
Det er en stor fornøjelse at kunne bekendtgøre dette historiske partnerskab mellem AS Roma og Qatar Airways – to fantastiske varemærker med globale ambitioner. Dagens bekendtgørelse er resultatet af diskussioner, der har pågået bag kulisserne med Qatar Airways i mere end otte måneder. Det er primært vores forretningsteam i London, der har deltaget i forhandlingerne med støtte fra hele Roma-holdet . Bekendtgørelsen kommer på et afgørende tidspunkt i klubbens historie både på og uden for banen. Sidst på året tager man spadestikket til et nyt stadium, og for første gang i 34 år er holdet med i semifinalen i Champions League, så det er et spændende tidspunkt at være en Roma-fan. Vi er stolte af at skulle bære Qatar Airways’ navn på vores trøjer, og vi ser frem til i fællesskab at opnå sports- og forretningsmæssig success i mange år fremover.
Qatar Airways is delighted to be supporting Germany’s most-winning team, FC Bayern München. We look forward to working with, and engaging with, the club, the fans, and the people of Germany to help make a real difference through this exciting new partnership. Sport is a key pillar of the long-term vision of the State of Qatar, and as Qatar’s national carrier, we welcome the opportunity to use sport as a means of bringing people together. FC Bayern München is a club that exemplifies ambition, innovation and integrity at its core. These are values we share, admire and are fundamental to Qatar Airways.