Qatar Airways shares fifth anniversary in Montreal with Canadians

Award-winning airline offers special fares and exciting contest with Canadian travelers

Chance for a lucky winner to fly to any destination on the Qatar Airways network  

MONTREAL, June 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Qatar Airways is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its services to Montreal today and to share the special milestone, is announcing landmark fares for Canadian travellers. Flights to Dubai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Bombay and Delhi will be on sale with exciting offers.

In addition, the airline is also launching a Facebook contest giving Canadians the chance to win a pair of tickets to the destination of their choice with departure from Montreal.

Qatar Airways is running the new promotion from June 28, 2016 to July 1, 2016 on all travel from September 18, 2017 to June 10, 2017. Travelers can visit http://www.qatarairways.com/ca/en/offers/global-promotion.page  for more information. Other terms & conditions apply*.  Canadians can also enter the Facebook contest by visiting Qatar Airways' Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/qatarairways from July 4, 2016 to July 18, 2016.

The highly successful route has been popular with Canadians travelling long haul, conveniently connecting through the airline's award-winning hub, Hamad International Airport and connecting onwards to destinations such as Singapore, Hanoi, Bangkok, Delhi, Doha, Dubai among many others.

Qatar Airways has one of the shortest connection times for Canadian travellers to the Far East. The MontrealDoha journey is 12 hours and with a guaranteed minimum connection time of 45 minutes – the lowest in the industry.

The airline operates thrice-weekly flights to Montreal nonstop from its hub in Doha, Qatar, on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Remarked Qatar Airways Vice President of The Americas Mr. Gunter Saurwein: "We are proud to have been serving the Canadian market for five years, providing passengers with hospitality and comfort in the skies, with access to our extensive network of more than 150 destinations.

"Qatar Airways takes this opportunity to thank Canadian travellers for their continued support of the airline and for choosing to fly with an airline that puts service excellence at its core. Canadians have embraced Qatar Airways as their carrier of choice for long-haul destinations and we are looking forward to continuing to offer our signature premium service to our loyal travelers for many years to come."

The airline flies its state-of-the-art flagship Boeing 777 long range aircraft on the route, featuring 335 seats spread across a two-class configuration of Economy and Business Class.

Qatar Airways has become one of the fastest-growing airlines in 19 years of operation, flying a modern fleet of over 185 aircraft to over 150 business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

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About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 185 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.

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.

In 2015 Qatar Airways launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 3,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline's on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways is one of the world's leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways' strategy reflects 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, the world's third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 185 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, nine Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.

For Qatar Airways corporate images, please click here: http://www.qatarairways.com/corporateimages

SOURCE Qatar Airways

For further information: For media only: Deborah Bourne, High Road for Qatar Airways, 514-798-6149, deborah.bourne@highroad.com

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