Qatar Air­ways cel­e­brates launch of direct daily route to Dublin

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Qatar Air­ways Group Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, His Ex­cel­lency Ak­bar Al Baker, landed in Dublin on Thurs­day to host a press con­fer­ence cel­e­brat­ing the air­line’s new direct service be­tween Dublin and Doha. HE Al Baker was wel­comed at the air­port by Dublin Air­port Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Kevin Toland; Dublin Air­port Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Mr. Vin­cent Har­ri­son and Sheikh Sal­man bin Jas­sim Al-Thani from the Qatari embassy in Lon­don. HE Al Baker hosted a crowded press con­fer­ence on Thurs­day at the In­ter­Con­ti­nen­tal Dublin for Ir­ish and in­ter­na­tional me­dia from Aus­tralia and Qatar who were keen to hear the lat­est plans for the air­line.

Dur­ing the con­fer­ence HE Al Baker con­firmed that Qatar Air­ways is com­mit­ted to bring­ing more visi­tors to Dublin, boost­ing tourism to the al­ready pop­u­lar Ir­ish cap­i­tal and its neigh­bor­ing cities. The new route will also give the peo­ple of Ire­land the op­por­tu­nity to con­nect to more than 150 des­ti­na­tions on the air­line’s global net­work via its hub in Doha, Ha­mad In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

HE Al Baker, said: “Dublin has long been on our list of des­ti­na­tions to add to our route map, and I am proud that we are here to­day to cel­e­brate this im­por­tant mile­stone in the his­tory of our air­line. We are here to serve the peo­ple of Ire­land with a world-class service con­nect­ing them to busi­ness and leisure des­ti­na­tions on our global net­work. “It is also our plea­sure to pro­mote Ire­land as a tourism des­ti­na­tion to our loyal pas­sen­gers who have al­ready shown their appetite for Dublin.” Dublin Air­port Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Kevin Toland, who joined the press con­fer­ence in Dublin, said: “We want to ex­press our warm­est wel­come to Qatar Air­ways and its new daily route be­tween Dublin and Doha. We wel­come tourists from Doha and beyond to en­joy Ire­land’s tra­di­tions and lively cul­ture.

“There are many great rea­sons to take a break in Dublin which is a won­der­ful, vi­brant and ex­cit­ing city. Visi­tors can ex­plore the city’s ex­cep­tional mu­se­ums, take a cy­cle around town on the city bikes, or take a walk on cob­bled roads. A stun­ning coun­try­side of moun­tains, lakes and quaint vil­lages are a short trip away from Dublin for every­one to en­joy.” Qatar Air­ways, one of the fastest-grow­ing air­lines in the his­tory of avi­a­tion, will con­tinue to ex­pand its global net­work in 2017 and 2018, giv­ing Ir­ish pas­sen­gers and ex­pats liv­ing in Dublin the op­por­tu­nity to travel seam­lessly to more than 150 des­ti­na­tions. An ad­di­tional 26 new des­ti­na­tions will be launched in 2017 and 2018 in­clud­ing Abid­jan, Ivory Coast; Ac­cra, Ghana; Can­berra, Aus­tralia; Chi­ang Mai, Thai­land; and Mom­basa, Kenya.

The new direct flights to Dublin will also pro­vide Qatar Air­ways Cargo’s cus­tomers 80 tons of belly-hold ca­pac­ity each week. Tem­per­a­ture­con­trolled prod­ucts are the ma­jor ex­ports out of Ire­land and the cargo car­rier is pro­fi­cient in sup­port­ing the air lo­gis­tics through its spe­cial­ist so­lu­tions QR Pharma, for phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and QR Fresh, for per­ish­ables. Cus­tomers are of­fered a seam­less cool chain trans­fer for their tem­per­a­ture-sen­si­tive prod­ucts via the state-of-the-art and fully au­to­mated hub in Doha. Its fa­cil­ity at Ha­mad In­ter­na­tional Air­port is wholly com­pli­ant with both, IATA Chap­ter 17 stan­dards and Good Dis­tri­bu­tion Prac­tice (GDP). Qatar Air­ways has al­ready made an impact in Ire­land with its new service fly­ing at al­most full ca­pac­ity in the last few weeks since its launch. The air­line has also made its pres­ence in the mar­ket felt with key spon­sor­ships at ex­cit­ing events around the city in­clud­ing the Dublin Horse Show and the Dar­ley Ir­ish Oaks Day at the Cur­ragh Race­track.

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