Qatar Airways celebrates 25 years of operation

Qatar Airways welcomed a nostalgic flashback to its early days with the delivery of a Boeing 777-300 aircraft painted in the award-winning airline’s retro livery design as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. The aircraft made its retro livery debut operating as Flight QR 0041 from Hamad International Airport, Doha, to Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, and will become a familiar sight on other Qatar Airways routes over the coming 12 months.

As the world’s fastest-growing global airline, with one of the youngest, most technologically advanced fleet of aircraft in the skies to date, Qatar Airways has undergone a dramatic transformation since its creation as a small regional carrier serving a small number of destinations in 1997, into one of the world’s leading global airlines.

The national carrier for the State of Qatar, part of the Qatar Airways Group, now stands at the forefront of the commercial aviation industry, connecting Doha to more than 140 destinations across six continents via the ‘World’s Best Airport,’ its home and hub, Hamad International Airport.

Qatar Airways was named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards from Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East.’

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