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Qatar Airways Wins “Best Stand” Award During Magical Kenya Travel Expo

November 5, 2013 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar,  recently partnered with the Kenyan Tourism Board to sponsor the third edition of Magical Kenya Travel Expo.

Held from the 18th to 20th of October 2013 at the Kenya International Conference Center (KICC) in Nairobi, the exhibition was attended by His Excellency, President of the Republic of Kenya, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta.

Winning the “Best Stand” Award, the airline showcased its Boeing 787 Business Class seat for the first time in Africa with key features such as the  award-winning iTouch  control unit with over 1,000 movies, programming and audio interactive on-demand entertainment options, an iPort, USB port, remote data outlet, plenty of storage space for personal items and more.

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More than 170 international travel agents, tour operators participated in this year’s Magical Kenya Travel Expo.  The exhibition provided a networking platform for the Kenyan and international trade, hence strengthening their marketing efforts and strategies.

The exhibition was aimed at showcasing Kenya as a world class tourism destination to top international trade. Since launching the Nairobi – Doha route in 2005, Qatar Airways has seen a significant increase in both tourism and business travel, hence the need to increase frequency in September this year.

Qatar Airways flies 18 times a week to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi direct from its hub in Doha, Qatar.

The schedule is:

The DOHA – NAIROBI schedule: effective 27th October 2013

Daily
QR1337   Depart Doha at 08:50 hrs  Arrive Nairobi at 14:05 hrs

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
QR1339   Depart Doha at 01:05 hrs  Arrive Nairobi at 06:05 hrs

New Daily
QR1341  Depart Doha at 19:40 hrs  Arrive Nairobi at 00:50 hrs
The NAIROBI – DOHA schedule: effective 27 October 2013

Daily
QR1338   Depart Nairobi at 17:30 hrs  Arrive Doha at 22:30 hrs

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
QR1340   Depart Nairobi at 13:00 hrs  Arrive Doha at 18:00 hrs

New Daily
QR1342   Depart Nairobi at 01:50 hrs  Arrive Doha at 06:45 hrs

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 127 aircraft to 133 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.
In 2013, Qatar Airways has launched seven destinations to date – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman), Basra (Iraq), Sulaymaniyah (Iraq), Chengdu (China), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Ta’if (Saudi Arabia), and most recently Clark Manila International Airport (Philippines).

Over the next few months, the network will grow further with Sharjah and Dubai World Central in the UAE (March 1, 2014), Philadelphia, USA (April 2, 2014) and Miami, USA (June 10, 2014).

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