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Qatar Airways continues normal schedule, including Kuwait

United Arab Emirates: Sunday, March 23 - 2003 @ 16:15

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Mr Akbar Al Baker reported that Qatar Airways was the first Gulf airline to recommence services into Kuwait City on Friday, after Kuwait airport was closed for most of the day on Thursday.

“Qatar Airways continues to fly to its destinations across the globe, on time, and with viable loads,” said Mr Al Baker.

“We are committed to maintaining our schedules and meeting the travel needs of our customers.

“We are also very committed to their safety. Passenger safety is our top priority.

“Qatar Airways was the first regional airline to fly into Kuwait when the airport re-opened last Friday.

“We have been operating our normal daily flight to Kuwait ever since, using safe air corridors approved by the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

“As long as the airport remains open we will continue to fly to Kuwait.

“Doha International Airport has continued to operate as normal,” Mr Al Baker reported.

Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world.

Qatar Airways has launched an aggressive growth plan to ensure it offers greater choice of destination and flight times and the latest in-flight products and services.

As part of this growth plan, Qatar Airways will extend its route network to 50 destinations by the end of 2003. It presently flies to 39 destinations. It has recently announced the addition of Manchester, Rome, Islamabad and Kochi to its increasing route network.

Qatar Airways is also increasing its fleet. It presently has 21 new Airbus aircraft, which will increase to 28 by the end of this year. Qatar Airways recently announced that it would take delivery of a long range A319 corporate jetliner. It is also one of the launch customers for the A380 ‘super jumbo’ in 2007.

Qatar Airways also operates a number of subsidiary companies including: Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Aviation Catering Company, Qatar Airways Holidays, Doha International Airport, and Qatar Duty Free.

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