Qatar Airways is the flag carrier airlines of the State of Qatar. Headquartered in Doha, Qatar Airways provides air transportation that links over 100 international destinations through the use of its 146-aircraft fleet. Founded in 1993 and owned by the Qatari Royal Family, Qatar Airways began operations in January 1994 and since then has transitioned to new ownership while the State of Qatar maintains a 50% stake in ownership, while private investors own the remainder. In 2003, Qatar Airways became the first airline in the world to pass IATA’s most strict IOTA Safety Audit, displaying their dedication to the safety of their customers.
The airline is internationally renowned for it’s exceptional service and hospitality and is one of the seven airlines awarded the “5-Star” rating, and was selected to be the official air carrier of the 2006 Asian Games held in Doha. QA was also recognized as the best Cabin Crew in the Middle East for seven consecutive years at the Skytrax Airline Awards. Qatar Airways has proven itself to be one of the fastest growing airlines and continues to expand its current services to new destinations across the globe. Qatar Airways Group employs about 19,000 people.
As a founding member of the US-Qatar Business Council, Qatar Airways utilizes this unique partnership to maintain strong ties to the United States as well as to foster and expand it’s operations in the United States.