Qatar Airways (www.qatarairways.com) is the flag carrier airline of Qatar. Find out more about this leading Middle Eastern airline here, or book your own Qatar flights from Nairobi online now.
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Airline History and Corporate Information
Qatar Airways (NOT Fly Qatar) is a leading international airline established in 1993. Operating a hub-and-spoke model, the airline operates regular scheduled passenger flights to over 150 destinations around the world. Its headquarters are situated at Qatar Airways Tower in Doha, with its key air hub situated at Hamad International Airport. From here the airline flies to key destinations across Africa, Europe, Central and South Asia, the Americas, Middle East and Oceania.
By the beginning of 2017, the airline employed over direct 24,000 full time staff members across its various international operations, with more than 40,000 people working for the airline overall.
Established in November 1993, the Qatar airline’s ascent to being a leading global air carrier has been nothing short of meteoric. Operations commenced during 1994, with Amman being the first destination served. At the time, the airline’s fleet consisted of a meagre 2 Airbus A310s, which served a route network that included Bangkok, Cairo, Khartoum, Abu Dhabi, Madras, Osaka, Taipei, Tokyo and Muscat.
Flights to London were launched during 1997, with an order placed for 6 Airbus A320s during 1998. By the beginning of 2007, the airline’s fleet had grown to over 190 modern aircraft.
Commensurately, the airline’s destinations list grew, with Ankara, Aleppo, Barcelona, Bangalore, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Bucharest, Montreal, Nice, Sao Paulo, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Oslo, Medina, Sofia, Venice and Stuttgart in the period since 2010. The airline became the world’s seventh airline to incorporate the Dreamliner in its fleet, and it is widely held to be one of the most internationally recognized and respected airline brands in the world.
The airline is owned by the Government of Qatar, with Akbar Al Baker serving as its CEO since 1996.
Partnerships and Subsidiaries
As at May 2017, the airline counts Qatar Airways Cargo, Qatar Airways Holdings, The Qatar Airways Catering Company, Qatar Duty Free, as well as Qatar Aviation Services and the Qatar Distribution Company among its subsidiaries. Qatar Executive is a business jet subsidiary of the airline, with its own livery and a slightly smaller version of the Oryx emblem.
Al Maha Airways was a proposed subsidiary airline slated for launch in September 2014, but due to ongoing licensing challenges, the airline pulled the project in February 2017.
The 2017 Fleet
As of May 2017, the airline’s fleet consists of a mix of Boeings and Airbuses, including 39 Airbus A320-200s, 8 Airbus A321-200s, 13 Airbus A330-200s, 13 Airbus A350-900s and 34 Boeing 777 300ERs, 30 Boeing 787-8s and 11 Boeing 777Fs, among other key aircraft models.
By the end of December 2016, the airline had codeshare agreements in place with Iberia, Air Botswana, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Comair, Gol Airlines, JetBlue, Malaysia Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Vueling, Asiana, Azerbaijan Airlines, Finnair, Japan Airlines and S7 Airlines, among others.
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Contact Qatar Airways in Kenya
Contact Qatar Airways’ Nairobi City Office below:
Address: Barclays Plaza, 8th Floor Loita Street, Nairobi, Kenya Qatar Airways
Reservations Tel: +254 20 2800 000
International Customer Care Tel: +974 4023 0000 (Doha, Qatar).
Key Flight Routes & Destinations
As of the beginning of 2017, Qatar Airways flies to over 150 international destinations. Within Africa, the airline flies to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Accra in Ghana, Lagos in Nigeria, Casablanca and Marrakech in Morocco, Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt, Algiers in Algeria and Asmara in Eritrea.
Internationally, the airline flies to Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, Texas and Miami in the United States, London in the United Kingdom, Madrid in Spain, Kuwait City in Kuwait, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Rome, Venice and Pisa in Italy, Montreal and Toronto in Canada as well as Shanghai and Beijing in China. Additional key international destinations include Lebanon in Beirut, Birmingham in the UK, Brussels in Belgium, Bucharest in Romania, Hungary in Budapest, Doha (Qatar), Dubai in the UAE and Dublin in Ireland.
Qatar Airways Flight Schedule from Nairobi
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Qatar Airways offers you the choice between a Business Class Cabin, First Class and Economy Class Cabin. Find out more about the three classes of air travel with Fly Qatar below:
- Qatar First Class: First Class passengers enjoy over 6.5ft of legroom, fully reclining flat beds, feather duvets, massaging seating and a state of the art entertainment system – not to mention world class service and high attention to detail.
- Qatar Business Class: As a Business Class passenger, you can look forward to fully flat beds presented in a spacious 2:2:2 configuration aboard the airline’s Boeing 777 aircraft. On other long haul aircraft, the seats recline up to 172 degrees, with premium wines and champagne served during the course of your flight.
- Qatar Economy Class: Qatar’s Economy Class product was voted the best Economy Class experience in the world for two consecutive years from 2009 to 2010. Economy seating has a pitch of up to 34 inches, with passengers aboard the Boeing 777 and 787 having access to their own touch screen televisions.
Being a massive international airline, the luggage allocations may vary from one Qatar Airways route to the next. As such, the following should be treated as a broad guideline only:
|Checked baggage allowance|
|First Class||Business Class||Economy Class|
|Flights from and to Brazil||2 pieces, with a maximum weight of 32kg each, and a maximum dimension of 158cm (width + depth + height).|
|Flights from Brazil to Argentina||2 pieces, with a maximum weight of 32kg each, and a maximum dimension of 158cm (width + depth + height).||2 pieces, with a maximum weight of 23kg each, and a maximum dimension of 158cm (width + depth + height).|
|All other flights between Argentina, Canada, and the United States||2 pieces, with a maximum weight of 32kg each, and a maximum dimension of 158cm (width + depth + height).||2 pieces, with a maximum weight of 23kg each, and a maximum dimension of 158cm (width + depth + height).|
|Flights from Doha to Casablanca||60kg and a maximum dimension of 300cm (width + depth + height).||45kg and a maximum dimension of 300cm (width + depth + height).|
|International flights from Africa||65kg and a maximum dimension of 300cm (width + depth + height).||45kg and a maximum dimension of 300cm (width + depth + height).|
Flights to and from all other destinations
|50kg and a maximum dimension of 300cm (width + depth + height).||40kg and a maximum dimension of 300cm (width + depth + height).||30kg and a maximum dimension of 300cm (width + depth + height).|
Online Check Ins
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Qatar Airways’ frequent flyer loyalty programme is called the Qatar Airways Privilege Club. Points accrued on the programme can be spent with the loyalty programmes of Middle East Airlines (www.mea.com.lb), Royal Air Maroc as well as Gol Transportes Aereos.
Online Flight Tracker
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Qatar Airways Specials 2017
The airline has recently started enticing travellers with free hotel stays when travelling through Doha. Find out more about this special offer here.
Booking Flights Online
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