Qatar Airways is the largest airline operator in the Middle East by the number of aircrafts in the fleet. It has 156 carriers present in its fleet as of January, 2015. Qatar Airways serves over 150 destinations all across the world and its home hub is Hamad International Airport, Qatar. To save big on bookings, you can use the latest Qatar Airways coupon collection that can be found on our website Chameleonjohn.com!
Qatar Airways is owned by the state of Qatar. It is registered as Qatar Airways Company Q.C.S.C. The corporate headquarters of Qatar Airways are located in the city of Doha in a landmark building named Qatar Airways Tower.
Founded in 1992, Qatar Airways has managed to make a mark as a flagship carries of Qatar. It has connectivity to 15 Middle Eastern over 150 international destinations in Asia, Australia, Europe, Americas and Africa.
Currently, well over 30,000 people are employed directly and over 50,000 people are employed indirectly/temporarily by Qatar Airways. This makes Qatar Airways the second largest employer in Qatar, only after the Government of Qatar.
Who owns Qatar Airways?
Qatari Government presently owns the Qatar Airways in fullness. The government acquired all the stakes from the other private and corporate stakeholders in a bill passed in 2013. Criticised strongly by the corporate lobby in the country, this move was effected by the end of 2014, making the Qatari Government the sole owner of Qatar Airways.
Cargo and Shipping
Qatar Airways has a state of the art cargo network and its inclusion in the One World Alliance makes it quite an efficient cargo and shipping carrier. It has over 50 large-sized aircrafts that are dedicated to operating the cargo service to domestic as well as international destinations.
Qatar Airways has its parent hub at the Hamad International Airport. It operates flight to and from all the six continents. As of 2015, there are over 150 international destinations served by Qatar Airways on a regular basis. Apart from that, many destinations (especially in China) are served on a less frequent basis.
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Qatar Airways has been actively involved in the domestic sports scene in Qatar. It is the sole sponsor of every national sports team of Qatar including hockey, football and cricket. Perhaps, the most important ever sponsorship deal made by Qatar Airways has been the one with the Barcelona Football Club (FC Barcelona). Following this deal in 2013, Qatar Airways has been well known in the European countries because of the enormous popularity of FC Barcelona. The present FC Barcelona home and away kit bears the Qatar Airways name and logo prominently on the front.