• 15 per cent cut in oneworld Visit Middle East prices to mark move into new Doha gateway
• Alliance airlines transfer today into state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport
oneworld® is celebrating today's full opening of Hamad International Airport – the new Doha home base for its member airline Qatar Airways – by cutting 15 per cent off the price of the alliance's Visit Middle East pass.
This special offer applies to oneworld Visit Middle East passes bought from today (27 May) until 24 June 2014.
oneworld's Visit Middle East pass makes travel around the region easier and better value for international travellers, offering attractive flexible fares on flights within one of the world's fastest growing regions for air travel demand. For the month ahead, it is even better value, with the special 15 per cent discount.
oneworld is the leading airline alliance serving the region, with two airlines based there – Qatar Airways, which is the only major Gulf carrier to be part of a global airline alliance, and Royal Jordanian, which was the first airline from the Arab world to become part of one of the airline groups.
The oneworld Visit Middle East pass features all their flights within the Gulf, Levant and Egypt – and also those of the other oneworld partners operating within this region, British Airways and Cathay Pacific – giving unrivalled coverage of the area.
It offers flights to 33 destinations in 12 countries – providing just the ticket to take in the wonders of Petra, the riches of Luxor, cosmopolitan Doha or the sandy beaches of Muscat.
The oneworld Visit Middle East pass must be purchased in conjunction with an international flight to the region with any oneworld member airline. It can include from three to 10 sectors in the region. Prices are based on the cabin selected – Business or Economy – and the length of each sector. Normally, prices of each flight start at US$ 75, excluding taxes and fees – but during the period of this special offer, the 15 per cent discount means flights start at US$ 64, excluding taxes and fees.
oneworld offers the most extensive range of alliance fares, enabling customers to fly on multiple airlines with attractive savings on regular published fares, whether they want to travel right around the world, or explore one or more continents or regions. Besides the Middle East, these include Visit passes for Asia, South Asian Sub-Continent, Africa, North America, South America, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Japan and Malaysia. For full details of all oneworld fares, see oneworld.com
About Doha's Hamad International Airport
Qatar Airways and other oneworld airlines serving Doha – British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines – will all operate from Hamad International Airport from today (27 May).
The world-class gateway will be the new home for Qatar Airways, which joined oneworld in October, and has been designed to complement the airline's own five-star service, with the aim of becoming one of the world's leading hubs. It has an initial capacity for 30 million passengers a year, rising to 50 million when fully complete.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: "Hamad International Airport will redefine the experience for international travellers and set a new benchmark for airport excellence. It will enable Qatar Airways and our oneworld partners to offer our customers an unrivalled experience."
oneworld is an alliance of the world's leading airlines, committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers. They include airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, plus 30 affiliated airlines, who together:
- Serve almost a thousand airports in 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
- Carry more than 500 million passengers a year on a combined fleet of some 3,300 aircraft.
- Offer more than 600 airport lounges.
As oneworld members, these airlines work together to deliver consistently a superior, seamless travel experience, with special privileges and rewards for frequent flyers, including earning and redeeming miles and points across the entire alliance network.
oneworld is currently the holder of an unprecedented eight leading international awards for airline alliances - named World's Best Airline Alliance in the 2013 World Airline Awards by the independent Skytrax airline quality ratings agency, Best Airline Alliance in Business Traveller's 2013 awards, by Premier Traveler in its Best of 2013 Readers' Survey and by Air Transport News in its 2014 awards, the Best Airline Alliance by Global Traveler in its GT Tested Reader Survey 2013 Awards for the fourth year running, the World's Leading Airline Alliance in the 2013 World Travel Awards for the 11th year running, Australian Business Traveller Best Airline Alliance in 2012 for the second year running, and FlightStats Airline Alliance On-Time Performance 2012 winner.