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Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Hosts Press Conference During Boston Visit

April 14, 2016 Business News No Comments Email Email

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker hosted a press conference yesterday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, to report on the recently-inaugurated service from Boston Logan International Airport to the airline’s hub inDoha, Qatar. The airline began operations 16 March.

 

Qatar Airways’ award-winning service to Boston is operated non-stop daily with the state-of-the-art Airbus A350. The airline was the global launch customer of the aircraft,  and operates the A350 to Munich, Philadelphia, Singapore, and will start operating toAdelaide in Australia from next month. There are currently eight Airbus A350s in the fleet, with a further 72 to be delivered.

H.E. Mr. Al Baker remarked: “We have introduced the world’s newest aircraft to Boston and look forward to providing all of our passengers on this route with a memorable journey that provides a superior inflight experience.”

Adding, “Boston is a key city for business and leisure travellers and total comfort and hospitality is point of focus, in particular as the US market means that our passengers are travelling long- and ultra-long haul. Our entire customer experience is focused on the details, on all aircraft types. Qatar Airways has the youngest international fleet in the world, averaging just five years old, and our experience is second to none.”

Ed Freni, Massport’s Director of Aviation, said: “We are pleased Qatar Airways, recognised by Skytrax as 2015’s Airline of the Year, is coming to Boston. This is yet another affirmation of the importance of the regional economy to the global economy. People from around the world come here for education, for health care, for business and for fun and we are proud that Logan Airport is New England’s gateway to the world.”

Qatar Airways holds press conference to mark the start of the airline’s Boston route launch

Qatar Airways holds press conference to mark the start of the airline’s Boston route launch

Qatar Airways' Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker speaks with media in Boston

Qatar Airways’ Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker speaks with media in Boston

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker joined by Massport CEO, Thomas Flynn and Massport Aviation Director, Ed Freni at Boston Logan International Airport for the Qatar flag raising

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker joined by Massport CEO, Thomas Flynn and Massport Aviation Director, Ed Freni at Boston Logan International Airport for the Qatar flag raising

Giuliana Rancic emcees Qatar Airways' press conference in Boston where the airline's Group Chief Executive H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker (centre) presents on the airline's latest developments. With him are the airline Chief Commercial Officer, Dr. Hugh Dunleavy (left) and Vice President The Americas, Mr. Gunter Saurwein

Giuliana Rancic emcees Qatar Airways’ press conference in Boston where the airline’s Group Chief Executive H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker (centre) presents on the airline’s latest developments. With him are the airline Chief Commercial Officer, Dr. Hugh Dunleavy (left) and Vice President The Americas, Mr. Gunter Saurwein

For global travellers, the airline’s hub in Doha offers the best connecting experience. The recently opened and award-winning Hamad International Airport is a continuum of the travel experience on board, with services and amenities that are designed to provide a seamless experience. Combined with that is the airline’s committed to network connectedness and providing a journey time that is one of the shortest in the industry, with a minimum connecting time of 30 minutes.

Since the commencement of services to Boston on 16 March, the airline has carried travellers to destinations all across its route map, with passengers mainly connecting onwards to the Gulf, Middle East, Asia, the Indian subcontinent and Africa regions.

The route has indicated success within weeks of operation, highlighting the need for long haul travel options to emerging and mature business and leisure markets such as Colombo, Delhi, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, and Singapore among others.

Qatar Airways, the world’s third largest cargo operator, has also commenced daily cargo service between Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston and its global carg network of more tan 150 destinations. Currently the airline operates six cargo destinations to the United States: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles.

Qatar Airways’ award-winning service to Boston is operated non-stop daily with the state-of-the-art Airbus A350

Qatar Airways’ award-winning service to Boston is operated non-stop daily with the state-of-the-art Airbus A350

The State of Qatar's flag was officially inaugurated into the "Gallery of Flags" at Boston Logan International Airport

The State of Qatar’s flag was officially inaugurated into the “Gallery of Flags” at Boston Logan International Airport

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