- Chidozie Uzoezie
Qatar Airways Celebrates 10 Years of Service to New York
Last week, Qatar Airways hosted a private VIP gala dinner with business leaders and political dignitaries to celebrate more than a decade of successful service to New York City at the historical and renowned venue Cipriani.
The event was attended by many dignitaries including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, along with business and cultural leaders.
In October, Qatar Airways became the Official Global Airline Partner of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and the team’s home, Barclays Center, the Brooklyn, New York venue that hosts many of the world’s most exciting entertainment and sporting events. This marks the first major partnership between the airline and an NBA team or venue.
Qatar Airways’ Airbus A350-1000 landed in New York in October 2018, marking the airline’s first United States route to operate commercial flights on the ultra-modern aircraft.
In December 2017, the airline launched its revolutionary Qsuite on direct flights to New York. Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away, so that passengers in adjoining seats can create their own private room.
Qatar Airways’ first flight to the United States was to John F. Kennedy International Airport on 28 June 2007. Currently, it operates two daily flights between Doha and JFK Airport, New York.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to over 160 business and leisure destinations across six continents.