Award-winning airline joins Fashion Weekend International 2018 Destination Doha to present a show that will put Doha on the map as a global hub for fashion & couture
DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to be the Official Airline Partner for Fashion Weekend International 2018 (FWI2018), in partnership with FAB Entertainment, taking place at Mondrian Doha between 5 and 6 October 2018. The weekend will begin with an iconic fashion show that will showcase global celebrity fashion designer and Oscar jury member Manish Malhotra with celebrity Bollywood queen and showstopper Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Fashion Weekend International is a blend of fashion-related events, which will exclusively highlight designer Manish Malhotra’s work, providing the perfect setting for his debut show in Doha, Qatar. The event has been organised by FAB Entertainment, a Qatar based entertainment company, and alongside its core partners – Qatar Airways, Al Fardan Group, SALAM, Mondrian Doha and Qatar Tourism Authority, will be hosting a one-of-a-kind fashion weekend extravaganza that will feature Rai Bachchan walking the runway for Malhotra for the first time ever internationally.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “The iconic Fashion Weekend International 2018 is all set to kick-off this weekend, and we are thrilled to be the Official Airline Partner for this stylish event. Qatar couldn’t be a more perfect destination for an event of this calibre, as the State continues to embrace an all-encompassing ambience for culture, couture and fashion.
“We are also honoured to be flying many of the celebrities to Doha, especially as we have recently introduced our revolutionary and stylish Qsuite Business Class seat on our very popular Mumbai and Bengaluru routes. We not only look forward to warmly welcoming the attendees at this event, but we also look forward to flying the show’s entourage in style from around the world to witness this unforgettable show, and to indulge in Qatar’s welcoming hospitality and culture.”
FAB Entertainment CEO, Ms. Fauzia Vohra said: “We are excited about Qatar Airways partnering with us for FWI and its global launch in Qatar. Celebrities and overseas guests flying into Doha for FWI will experience unprecedented luxury and hospitality whilst travelling with our partner airline on their global network. Indeed, FWI looks forward to going places together with Qatar Airways.”
Qatar Airways has recently introduced its award-winning Business Class experience, Qsuite, on flights to and from Mumbai and Bengaluru. Patented by Qatar Airways, Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, as well as private cabins for up to four people with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.
Qsuite is currently available on select Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER, Airbus A350-900 and A350-1000 aircraft. This revolutionary product is flying to various destinations around the globe, including London Heathrow, Paris, New York, Washington, Bangkok and Shanghai, to name a few. Flights on the Mumbai and Bengaluru routes are served by a Boeing B777 aircraft, with one aircraft flying daily to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and Bengaluru International Airport.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 150 destinations worldwide. As part of its continued expansion plans, Qatar Airways plans to launch an array of exciting new destinations in the coming months, including Gothenburg, Sweden and Mombasa, Kenya.
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’.
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About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2018, including Gothenburg, Sweden; Da Nang, Vietnam; Mombasa, Kenya and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
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.
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 4,000 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, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, 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.
Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 15 Boeing 777 freighters and eight Airbus A330 freighters.
For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Source: Qatar Airways