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Qatar Airways off to a strong start in 2016

Qatar Airways continues to work towards meeting the needs of its customers. The airline has now launch the latest addition to its UAE portfolio with flights between Doha and Ras Al Khaimah. The announcement follows the successful Travel Festival campaign held in January where customers were able to benefit from major discounts on flights to top destinations around the world.

Qatar Airways off to a strong start in 2016

Qatar Airways has announced the latest expansion to its UAE network with the addition of flights between Doha nad Ras al Khaimah. The new route will be a welcomed one with Ras Al Khaimah, a top resort destination in the UAE and an up an coming holiday destination among travellers from Europe, China and India.

Located just 45 minutes away from Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah is well connected to other key destinations in the region and features a wide range of activities from water sports, cruises and golf courses to desert camps and mountain adventures. The Emirate's tourism industry has, in recent times, benefitted from the launch of a several luxury five star beach front resorts and spas.

The new route was marked with an inaugural flight carrying a delegation of Qatar Airways officials including Chief Commercial Officer Dr. Hugh Dunleavy. Welcoming the delegation was H.E. Eng. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation, Ras Al Khaimah; Mr. Mohammed Qazi, Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport; and Mr. Haitham Mattar, Chief Executive Officer of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.

At the launch, Qatar Airways CEO, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker stated:

"We are delighted to launch our newest route in the United Arab Emirates- Ras Al Khaimah. Qatar Airways' network expansion will undoubtedly increase the flexibility and choice for our passengers to travel to and from different Emirates in the UAE, and we look forward to enhancing passengers' travel opportunities from Europe, Asia and the Americas to new tourist destinations in the region such as Ras Al Khaimah."

Qatar Airways recently held a one of a kind "Travel Festival" sale held from the 11-17 January 2016. During the sale travellers were able to select from a number of attractive holiday packages to top destinations in the US, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East including destinations like Bali, Phuket and Singapore.

In addition to the discounts on flights, passengers were also eligible to win a number of prizes including upgrades to business class, hotel packages, shopping vouchers and Qmiles. With the airline's portfolio rapidly expanding, Qatar Airways now operates up to 200 weekly flights from Doha to the UAE, and popular promotional events like the Travel Festival, the airline is certainly making strides in increasing its brand loyalty.

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