Qatar Airways gears up for Paris Air Show 2005

Travel News Asia 13 June 2005

Qatar Airways, will be just one of many company's exhibiting at the high-profile Paris Air Show, being held at Le Bourget Airport in the French capital between 13 19 June 2005.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker will be leading a large delegation of airline officials from its head office in Doha to the show. The airline will showcase its hospitality with a two-tier chalet draped in its burgundy corporate colours.

The chalet features a hospitality seating area on the ground floor with a garden terrace backing onto the airfield, together with an upper floor VIP lounge and meeting area.

Qatar Airways is among hundreds of exhibitors, comprising aircraft, engine, military jet and helicopter manufacturers, participating throughout the week.

Al Baker said he was delighted that Qatar Airways was once again taking part in the event, following the success of the airlines participation at the Paris Air Show in 2003.

The Paris Air Show is regarded as one of the top aviation industry events of the year and we are pleased to be able to use this opportunity to showcase our hospitality to visitors.

We look forward to a highly productive week as it will be a perfect opportunity to network with existing business partners and build new relationships.

Qatar Airways operates a modern all-Airbus fleet of 40 aircraft which will double in size over the next few years following a $5.1bn order for 34 additional Airbus jets signed in 2003.

The airline is one of the launch customers of the twin-deck A380 super jumbos with four aircraft on order, scheduled for delivery from 2009, to coincide with the opening of the $5.5bn New Doha International Airport.

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