One of the stand-out airlines and a leader in COVID-19 safety is Qatar Airways which is one of the very few international airlines to fly right through the pandemic.
And that is so important at a time when your health has never been so important and thus the cleanliness of your travel experience critical to your safety and peace of mind.
Both the airline and its hub airport HIA were recently awarded a 5-Star Covid-19 Safety Rating by rating agency Skytrax and the airline also has achieved AirlineRatings.com’s seven-star COVID-19 Safety rating using different criteria.
The excellent safety standards onboard include crew being supplied with PPE for every flight and passengers being required to wear masks throughout the flight.
Plus, the airline regularly deep-cleans its aircraft and their entire fleet have hospital-grade HEPA filters onboard which filter out 99.97 per cent of contaminants.
Recently Qatar Airways became the first global airline to offer passengers 100 percent Touch-Free ‘Zero-Touch’ In-flight Entertainment Technology as part of its COVID-safety measures.
Qatar Airways has more experience in transporting international passengers than any other airline because it didn’t stop flying through the worst of the pandemic.
The airline has altered its meal service to eliminate contact and also has social distancing in the terminal and onboarding.
And Qatar Airways is one of the few major airlines trialing the “digital passport” – containing proof of your vaccination in order to travel.
Qatar Airways is also growing its network with over 130 destinations across the globe. That network is set to rapidly expand as restrictions are lifted.
All the airline’s flights transit the Hamad International Airport (HIA) at Doha recognized as one of the world’s best.
While your health is critical so is flexibility and Qatar Airways excels in this area.
Flexible booking options have been front and center at Qatar Airways and the airline is offering guaranteed flexibility for travel until December 31, 2021, if booked by April 30, 2021.
But of course, people are wary of planning travel right now and Qatar Airways recognizes this and designed policies to give maximum flexibility and options.
Qatar Airways has unlimited date changes and fee-free refunds for all tickets issued before April 30, 2021, for travel completed by December 31, 2021.
The airline’s latest enhancement to its industry-leading flexible booking policy has been designed to continue providing customers with peace of mind that they can change their plans with ease.
The airline is also making the option to exchange tickets for a travel voucher with 10 per cent additional value a permanent feature for all customers booking travel via qatarairways.com. The process for redeeming a travel voucher is quick and easy – passengers apply online and receive the voucher within 48 hours.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker (below), said: “Throughout 2020, we have provided customers the ability to modify travel without penalties as a result of the disruption to global travel caused by COVID-19. As we look forward to the possibilities of traveling again in 2021, Qatar Airways will continue to be by our passengers’ side, offering continued flexibility throughout 2021 as the airline they can rely on.”