Qatar Airways opened its new offices in Amman, Jordan on Monday, 2 September 2019. The successful office opening celebration was attended by the Transport Minister of Jordan, His Excellency Eng. Anmar Khasawneh and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. The ceremony was also attended by several senior officials and VIPs, including Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan, Her Excellency Ms. Majd Shweikeh, and the Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship of Jordan, His Excellency Mr. Mothanna Ghairaibeh.
Other notable figures who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony include the Ambassador of Jordan to Qatar His Excellency Mr. Zaid Al Lozi; Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Civil Aviation Regulatory Authority of Jordan Captain Haitham Misto; and interim Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of the State of Qatar to Jordan His Excellency Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Khalifa Al Sada.
His Excellency Eng. Anmar Khasawneh welcomed the opening of Qatar Airways’ new offices in Amman, expressing hope that this crucial step will spur a series of Qatari investments in the Kingdom. He further praised the distinguished relations between Jordan and Qatar, underscoring the importance of overcoming all obstacles and challenges impeding meaningful partnerships between the two countries with regards to the transport sector.
During the media roundtable held in Amman on 2 September 2019, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Jordan is an integral market for Qatar Airways, where we operate three daily flights to Amman using wide-body aircraft, including the state-of-the-art Airbus A350. The opening of our new offices in the Kingdom comes as a response to the growing demand for quality flights, in addition to serving as further confirmation that Qatar Airways has become the airline of choice for discerning travelers from Jordan. We are looking forward to further enhancing our offerings and services in Jordan and are certain that the launch of our new offices will help us achieve our goal.”
Qatar Airways launched its first flight to Amman in 1994. Since then, Amman has consistently been one of the airline’s primary destinations, with 21 weekly flights (three flights per day) from Doha to the Jordanian capital. Meanwhile, more than 400 Jordanians work hard as part of Qatar Airways Group’s team to support the group’s development and contribute to enhancing its services.
Qatar Airways entered into a codeshare agreement with Royal Jordanian Airlines in 2015, allowing both airlines to reach various additional destinations around the world. The agreement recently expanded to allow passengers to fly to East Asia through Hamad International Airport. Moreover, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline during the World at the Skytrax World Awards 2019. The national carrier of the State of Qatar also won the Best Airline in the Middle East, Best Business Class in the World and Best Business Class Award for their flagship Qsuite. The airline has also become the first in the world to win the World’s Best Airline award five times.
Considered one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft to more than 160 destinations across its hub at Hamad International Airport. The airline recently launched flights to Rabat in Morocco, Izmir in Turkey, Malta, Davao in the Philippines, Lisbon in Portugal and Mogadishu in Somalia. Plans are currently underway to launch flights to Gaborone in Botswana in October 2019.
It is worth noting that Qatar Airways participates in several CSR initiatives in Jordan, including its consistent support to the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) and Foundation. Representatives from the airline have visited KHCC on several occasions over the past years, dressed as various characters from the Oryx Kids Club to distribute gifts to children currently undergoing treatment at the center. The airline also participated in distributing humanitarian aid packages to underprivileged families in Jordan in cooperation with the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization, Qatar Charitable Society and the Qatar Red Crescent.
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