Qatar Airways Company Q.C.S.C., which operates as Qatar Airways, is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. The airline’s headquarter is located in the Qatar Airways Tower in Doha, Qatar. Qatar Airways operates a hub-and-spoke network, from where it links over 125 international destinations across Central Asia, Africa, Europe, South Asia, Far East, Middle East, North America, South America and Oceania from its base in Doha using a fleet of more than 100 aircraft. However, the airline has fleet of total 133 aircrafts (including 2 Airbus A319-100LR, 31 Airbus A320-200, 10 Airbus A321-200, 16 Airbus A330-200, 13 Airbus A330-300, 4 Airbus A340-600, 9 Boeing 777-200LR, 25 Boeing 777-300ER and 14 Boeing 787-8) serving 143 destinations across the world. Airline's major hub is Hamad International Airport.
Established on 22 November 1993 and started operating on 20 January 1994, Qatar Airways first served to Ammam in May 1994. Qatar Airways has codeshare agreements with various airlines and train systems like, Air France, Air France, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, Garuda Indonesia, Gol Airlines, Japan Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Oman Air, Royal Jordanian, SNCF (Railway) and US Airways. It has interline agreements with several airlines as well such as Porter Airlines, and Precision Air. Qatar Airways is member of 'Oneworld' alliance. It has a frequent flyer program - Qatar Airways Privilege Club (Qmiles) that offers exclusive services and facilities to the members.
Qatar Airways Top Flight Routss
With a fleet size of 132 aircrafts, Qatar Airways claims to be one of only handful to fly all six inhabited continents. At present, it operates flights to 143 destinations worldwide following the launch of flights to Haneda. Major cities to which it flies in India are Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram. Some of the popular destinations for Qatar Airways flights are New York (New York), Washington (District of Columbia), Westchester County (New York), Dubai (UAE), Bangkok (Thailand), Houston (Texas), Chicago (Illinois), Long Beach (California), London (United Kingdom), Copenhagen (Denmark) etc. The top sectors for Qatar Airways are Bangkok to Koh Samui, Phuket to Bangkok, Koh Samui to Bangkok and Doha to Kuwait, where it operates 112, 112, 56 and 43 weekly flights respectively.
Qatar Airways baggage allowance differs and pre-determined for all flights from travel class to class. The carry-on baggage allowance on is 2 pieces of luggage of 15 Kg maximum for First Class & Business travelers, while for Economy Class passengers it is 1 piece of luggage of maximum 7 Kg weight. Similarly, First Class & Business Class travelers of Qatar Airways can carry 40 Kg and 30 Kg of maximum luggage correspondingly, while Economy Class passengers can carry checked luggage up to 23 Kg. In addition, transatlantic flight passengers flying First Class & Business Class can carry 2 pieces with each does not exceeding 32 Kg with maximum dimension of 158 cm and those flying Economy Class can carry 2 pieces, each must not exceed 23 Kg with maximum dimension of 158cm. The baggage policy may vary as per destinations so passengers must visit airline’s website for latest updates.
Qatar Airways offers its luxury travel in three classes, including First Class, Business Class and Economy Class. The cuisine served for travelers is served to relish on and enjoy onboard delicious meal according to the travel class. Special meals are also prepared for passenger's special dietary requirements. For in-flight entertainments, there is a large number of audio video on demand available to choose from over 1, ooo entertainment options including movies, music, television, games and much more. Qatar Airways also offer exclusive entertainment for its young travellers that will include Baby TV channel, different activity packs (according to the length of the flight), fun SpongeBob lunch box filled with tasty food, special kit for infants (that will include diapers, baby food jars, a bottle and soft toys) and much more. You can read Oryx in-flight magazine to read and be updated of world news. Besides all, the airline also provide on-board and pre-order duty free shopping through which you can order exclusive stuff like collection of fragrances, cosmetics, skincare, watches, jewellery, fashion accessories, toys, and Qatar Airways memorabilia from its duty free magazine "Shopping Extravaganza".
Apart from check-in facility at the airport counter, Qatar Airways also offer online check-in (by visiting airline's website) and Mobile check-in (by downloading the airline app in your mobile). At the airport, the check-in counter generally opens 3 hours before the departure and closes one hour prior for Economy class passengers and 45 minutes for first and Business class passengers. It is advisable for all passengers to reach at the airport 3 hours before the flight departure. The rules and regulations may vary according to modes of checking-in, therefore passengers can visit airline’s website for latest information.