Qatar Airways Celebrates the Launch of Direct Services To Gothenburg With Sophisticated Gala Dinner

Famous Swedish pop singer Danny Saucedo gave a special performance during the gala event held at the Clarion Hotel Post

Qatar Airways celebrated the arrival of its inaugural flight to Gothenburg with an elegant gala dinner attended by the city’s most influential VIPs, politicians and celebrities, held at the Clarion Hotel Post in Gothenburg on 22 January.

The evening was hosted by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, who welcomed VIP guests and Ebba Kleberg von Sydow was Master of Ceremony.

H.E. Mr. Al Baker said: “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.”

The stylish crowd enjoyed a dazzling line-up of entertainment featuring Emma Essinger, followed by a crowd-pleasing performance from one of Sweden’s best pop singers – the amazing Danny Saucedo.

Flights to Gothenburg are operated by the Boeing B787 Dreamliner, with 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class. Passengers will be able to enjoy the airline’s superior entertainment system Oryx One offering passengers a wide variety of entertainment options.

As one of the world's leading international air cargo carriers, Qatar Airways Cargo already has a significant presence in the Nordics region, operating belly-hold flights to and from Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm, along with four weekly freighters from Oslo. The five weekly wide-body belly-hold flights to and from Gothenburg will increase the overall tonnage to 1000 tonnes per week from the Nordic region. Direct flights from Gothenburg will greatly benefit the automotive, pharma, high tech and general industries in Sweden, and offer efficient connections to Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand via the carrier's state-of-the-art hub in Doha. 

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide. 

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. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’ 

In addition to its service to Gothenburg, Qatar Airways has launched an array of exciting new destinations recently, including Mombasa, Kenya and Da Nang, Vietnam. The airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its extensive route network in 2019, including Valletta, Malta and Isfahan, Iran, to name just a few.

 

Doha – Gothenburg Flights Schedule:

Doha (DOH) to Gothenburg (GOT) QR173 departs 01:55 arrives 06:35 (Mon, Thu, Sun)
Gothenburg (GOT) to Doha (DOH) QR 174 departs 08:05 arrives 16:10 (Mon, Thu, Sun)

Doha (DOH) to Gothenburg (GOT) QR177 departs 08:20 arrives 13:00 (Wed, Sat)
Gothenburg (GOT) to Doha (DOH) QR178 departs 15:10 arrives 23:15 (Wed, Sat)

Heléne Airijoki
helene.airijoki@spoilconcept.se

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Det prisbelønnede flyselskab Qatar Airways er stolt af at flyve en af de yngste flyparker i luften med verdens mest teknologisk avancerede og miljøvenlige fly. I 2017 fik Qatar Airways udmærkelsen ‘Airline of the Year’ for fjerde gang og ‘World’s Best Business Class’ fra Skytrax. Qatar Airways har mere end 200 moderne fly og afgange til mere end 150 vigtige forretnings- og feriedestinationer på seks kontinenter. Som en del af selskabets fortsatte ekspansionsplaner indgår følgende nye og spændende destinationer i 2018/19: Cebu og Davao, Philippinerne; Langkawi, Malaysia og Da Nang, Vietnam. Qatar Airways er også FIFA's officielle flyselskabspartner, som en del af selskabets støtte i sportens verden.

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Famous Swedish pop singer Danny Saucedo gave a special performance during the gala event held at the Clarion Hotel Post. Qatar Airways celebrated the arrival of its inaugural flight to Gothenburg with an elegant gala dinner attended by the city’s most influential VIPs, politicians and celebrities, held at the Clarion Hotel Post in Gothenburg on 22 January.
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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
H.E. Mr. Al Baker
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
H.E. Mr. Al Baker