Globally renowned composer and artist Dana Al Fardan named official composer for Qatar Airways Group

Ms. Al Fardan is the founder and CEO of DNA Records, Qatar’s first recording company

  • Globally renowned artist and Qatari local has created a specific composition for Hamad International Airport and the now-playing Qsuite commercials
  • The artist’s latest album, Sandstorm, now featured on all Qatar Airways flights

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways today named artist Dana Al Fardan, globally renowned composer and artist, as the official composer for Qatar Airways Group. This recognition caps a series of highly successful engagements, including the composition and 2016 performance of The Beginning for Hamad International Airport, its official theme song.

More recently, Ms. Al Fardan’s original composition, Art of Flight, is prominently featured in the airline’s new television commercial featuring the innovative and game-changing Qsuite – Qatar Airways’ new Business Class product that allows passengers to customise their experience on board. Parties of four can create their own cabin-within-a-cabin by lowering privacy panels and joining their Qsuites together. This product also features the first-ever double bed option in Business Class, all of which combine to bring elements of First Class to Business Class.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Ms. Al  Fardan’s talent is well recognised around the world, and we at Qatar Airways are happy to provide another stage for her inspiring and beautiful music, and to pair it with our world-class service. At Qatar Airways, we look after the details in order to earn our best-in-class reputation.”

Ms. Al Fardan said, “I am honoured to partner with Qatar Airways to represent their brand musically. Travel, much like music, is experienced individually but enriched when shared with others. With Art of Flight, I was inspired by Qatar Airways’ ability to take the act of travel and make it personal and meaningful for every passenger, much like Qsuites can be personalised for couples or groups up to four people. With Hamad International, as the doorway to literally the whole world, I wanted to invoke the spirit of adventure and the promise of experiences that will make lifelong memories. There is very little about travel that isn’t inspiring.”

Salam Al Shawa, Qatar Airways Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications, said: “We would have chosen to partner with Dana Al Fardan regardless, but the fact that she is from Qatar and understands our culture and tradition, and the airline’s history of world-class hospitality, gave us another layer of connection. Dana has the unique ability to capture the excitement of travel in her music, and to evoke our favourite travel memories. We are blessed to work with her.”

Ms. Al Fardan is the founder and CEO of DNA Records, Qatar’s first recording company. Her first album, Paint, was released in 2013.

To view TCV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yhZDsctiZg

To hear HIA Theme “The Beginning”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXsA7iquEmo

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For Images please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/albums/72157678322071943

About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fast growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017, including Auckland, Chiang Mai, Dublin, Nice, Skopje and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 195 aircraft.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World’s Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways sponsors world-leading sports teams including FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.

For further information contact:

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department

Tel: +974 4022 2200, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa

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SOURCE: Qatar Airways

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