During the awards ceremony, which was designed to support tourism, investment and the economy in Lebanon, al-Marri was honoured for the “achievements of the State of Qatar in Lebanon”, including Qatar’s contribution to a number of development and reconstruction projects in Lebanon. Al-Marri presented the airline with an award on its “achievements and the tremendous role” the award-winning airline has played in the growth of the Qatari economy and in making new global partnerships. The award was received by al-Mass. The ambassador also honoured and commended Hamad Port for its achievements during the ceremony.
During the awards ceremony, a documentary video was also shown to guests highlighting Qatar Airways’ key achievements. Al-Marri said, “It’s my honour to participate in this event, which recognises the State of Qatar and showcases its achievements and contributions. That includes Qatar Airways, which is a world leader in terms of offering comfort, luxury and safety for civil aviation, and affirms the airlines’ ability to innovate in different fields.” HIA chief operating officer Badr Mohamed al-Meer said, “This award and recognition is a true achievement for the Qatar Airways Group. Our team is proudly serving millions of people around the world on board our award-winning national carrier and at our five star hub, Hamad International Airport.
“Our commitment is to continue providing the people of Lebanon, a country which we have been serving for more than 20 years, with the best travel experience to the hundreds of destinations that we fly to”. Qatar Airways has a long history in Lebanon, and has been operating flights to Beirut since the airline began its operations more than 20 years ago. The airline currently operates four daily flights to Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut. The airline also shares a codeshare agreement with Lebanon’s national carrier, Middle East Airlines. Qatar Airways Cargo currently offers customers belly-hold cargo capacity to and from Lebanon. The cargo carrier also operates a regular freighter operation to and from Beirut, with two freighters each week flying to the capital.
Sources and photo-credits: Gulf Times