- Two female pilots and an all-female cabin crew of 13 staffed flight QR95 operated by state-of-the-art A350-900 aircraft on Wednesday 9 October 2019
- The award-winning airline distributed special ’Think Pink’ wristbands and its much-loved, limited edition pink amenity kits to passengers on board the service to the Swiss city
DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways showed its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an all-female crew of 15 operating flight QR95 from Doha to Zurich on Wednesday 9 October 2019.
Two female pilots and an all-female cabin crew of 13 staffed the service onboard an Airbus A350-900, one of the most technologically-advanced aircraft in the Qatar Airways fleet.
Passengers received a special on-board announcement from the captain, along with Qatar Airways ‘Think Pink’ wristbands and limited edition pink BRICs amenity kits during the service to the Swiss city.
Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are extremely proud to see our all-female crew highlight the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness on board flight QR95 from Doha to Zurich.
Awareness and education is everything in the fight against cancer, and Qatar Airways is committed to reinforcing the message of early detection and promotion of a healthy lifestyle to help eradicate this devastating disease.”
Flight QR95 is the latest in a series of ‘Think Pink’ Breast Cancer Awareness Month events and activities organised by the multiple award-winning airline, in association with Qatar Cancer Society (QCS), throughout October.
Earlier this month, Qatar Airways joined forces with Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar Aviation Services (QAS) and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) to arrange activities for staff including pink giveaways and a series of QCS lectures at HIA. Free mammogram screenings by qualified medical staff were also made available for all eligible employees, and the airline’s annual Charity Bazaar fundraising event also returned to a variety of Qatar Airways locations.
Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. It is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted ‘Skytrax Airline of the Year’ title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub HIA, to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The airline has recently launched an array of exciting new destinations, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia and Gaborone, Botswana, to its extensive route network in December 2019; Luanda, Angola, in March 2020 and Osaka, Japan, in April 2020.
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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 160 business and leisure destinations on board a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft. The world’s fastest-growing airline has added a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network this year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia and Gaborone, Botswana, in 2019 to its extensive route network along with Luanda, Angola; and Osaka, Japan, following in 2020.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.
Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.
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 160 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, B777, 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 2022 World Cup, 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 160 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than 250 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 17 Boeing 777 freighters and five Airbus A330 freighters.
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Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Source: Qatar Airways