Qatar Airways supports US Embassy event

Qatar Airways partners with US Embassy to celebrate new US destinations

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KUWAIT:  Qatar Airways, the award-winning airline has supported the US Embassy event, ‘The United States: A Great Place to Visit’. The event took place on 14 May and aimed to brief top US Travel Agents on the United States as an ideal travel destination for Kuwait travellers. The event also focused on how the travel agents can increase the number of travellers from Kuwait to the United States.

Qatar Airways operates flights to 10 cities in the US and recently announced the addition of its 11th and 12th destinations. Both commencing in 2018, the Las Vegas and San Francisco routes support the award-winning airline’s continued growth in the US market.

Additional flights from Kuwait are also planned for the summer, one arriving in Doha at 06:30 am local time, making it ideal for travellers to connect to exciting destinations in the US, with a transit time of less than two hours. The award-winning airline offers passengers departing from Kuwait to the US the luxury of two pieces of checked baggage allowance of 32KG, at no additional cost.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al-Baker, said: “We are proud to have supported the US Embassy event in Kuwait. At Qatar Airways we provide our passengers departing from Kuwait a stress-free travel experience to US, through our state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport to any one of our 10 popular destinations in the US including New York, Washington, Miami, Houston and Chicago. We are delighted to be adding Las Vegas and San Francisco to our US operations, and we look forward to bringing even more passengers to the US.”

Speaking about the embassy event, Ambassador Lawrence R Silverman said: “The United States is an exquisite travel destination, as there truly is something for everyone. The event gave us the opportunity to clarify the visa application process and customs entry procedures and answer any questions travel agents may have had about visiting the United States. We are pleased to have had Qatar Airways supporting this important event.”

After the recent electronics restrictions on flights departing from the region to the US, the multiple award-winning airline promptly found a unique solution: offering passengers a laptop loan service. Showing true commitment to travellers inconvenienced by the ban, the Doha-based airline took the notable step to purchase laptops available for complimentary loan on all of its US flights, ensuring uninterrupted productivity and service for Business Class Passengers while travelling on all US-bound flights.

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, this year celebrates 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fast growing airline will continue to add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017, including Dublin, Nice, Skopje and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 199 aircraft.

This article was published on 15/05/2017