- From January 2024, Qatari retirement card holders will be entitled to discounts of 25 per cent for First and Business class tickets, and 50 per cent for Economy class tickets on all Qatar Airways flights, along with other benefits
- Qatar Airways Group GCEO described the announcement as a way to give back to the community ahead of Qatar National Day
(IN SHORT) Qatar Airways Group CEO, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, has unveiled a special package of benefits for Qatari retirees holding the official retirement card, as a gesture of appreciation for their dedication and service to the country. Starting in January 2024, Qatari retirement cardholders will enjoy discounts on all Qatar Airways flights, with a 25% discount for First and Business class tickets and a 50% discount for Economy class tickets to over 170 destinations worldwide. In addition, these retirees will receive a 20% discount at food and beverage outlets and selected retail shops within Qatar Duty Free. The initiative also grants retirement cardholders lifetime Silver status membership in the Qatar Airways Privilege Club, providing access to a range of privileges. The program is a tribute to the retirees and was announced during the unveiling of Souq Al Matar at Hamad International Airport. The General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority (GRSIA) will work with Qatar Airways Group to ensure eligible individuals receive the benefits.
(PRESS RELEASE) Doha, Qatar, 2023-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, announced a special package of benefits for Qatari retirees holding the official retirement card. This new offering is a tribute to the Qatari retirees for their dedication and service towards their country.
From January 2024, all Qatari retirement card holders will be entitled to discounts on all Qatar Airways flights, with discounts of 25 per cent for First and Business class, and 50 per cent for Economy class tickets to over 170 destinations worldwide.
In addition, Qatari holders of the retirement card will receive a 20 per cent discount on all food and beverage outlets and on some retail shops in Qatar Duty Free.
Qatar Airways Group will work closely with the General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority (GRSIA) in order to ensure that all the proper documentation is met for these packages.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer said: “It is our pleasure to announce this vast and exclusive package of Qatar Airways flights and QDF benefits to local retirees as a tribute to their dedication and years of hard work and service for this country. Additionally, local retirees will also become lifetime Silver status members of the Qatar Airways Privilege Club, and will be able to enjoy a wonderful range of benefits.”
These benefits were announced by Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer during the unveiling of the new Souq Al Matar located at Hamad International Airport.
Director General of the General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority (GRSIA), Mr. Ahmed Bin Ali Al Hammadi, said: “The Qatar Airways Group packages for Qatari retirees is endorsed and directed by the country’s Emir, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, showcasing appreciation and support for the national retirees in honour of their years of services to their country. We thank Qatar Airways for this initiative which underlines its role as our national carrier, one that every Qatari is proud of. We call on all institutions working in the country to propose similar initiatives.”
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can the retiree use the discount for family and children when booking?
No, the entitlement will only apply to individual retirees and does not extend to family members.
Is the discount valid or available for all destinations?
Yes, the discount is valid for all destinations on Qatar Airways’ network. It cannot be combined with special promotional offers.
Is the discount limited to a number of flights per year?
No, there is no upper limit to the number of flights.
Am I entitled to apply?
Qatar Airways Group will coordinate with State of Qatar’s General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority (GRSIA) to assess eligible individuals.
About Qatar Airways
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways won the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the tenth time at the 2023 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home, Best Airline in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class Lounge and World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining at the prestigious awards held during the 2023 Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways is an unprecedented seven-time winner of the “World’s Best Airline” voted by Skytrax (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022).
Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 160 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, voted by Skytrax as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ in 2021 and 2022 consecutively. This year, Hamad International Airport has been ranked by Skytrax as the second-best airport in the world, and received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for the ninth time in a row, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’.
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