Yesterday, passengers and aviation followers had been taken down a nostalgic journey when the airline flew its retro livery Boeing 777-300 plane to commemorate that very first flight. Qatar Airways Flight 007 was welcomed into London Heathrow with a standard water cannon salute and a particular celebration occasion for passengers.
The airline marked this event with an in-flight meals menu, designed to evoke conventional British flavours. The unique à la carte menu illustrated well-known icons within the UK together with Britain’s pink phone containers.
Passengers seated in Premium Cabins had been invited to dine from the unique ‘25 Years of Excellence in London’ à la carte menu that includes well-known English dishes together with Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding, beef pie, fish and chips with mushy peas and strawberry trifle. Economic system Class passengers had been additionally handled to bespoke dishes ready for London’s celebration that includes distinct British dishes together with Shepherd’s pie, Sunday roast hen, sausage rolls and trifle for dessert.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Govt His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, stated: “That is an extremely essential landmark in our historical past as we have a good time the anniversary of considered one of our longest serving and hottest routes. The final 25 years has seen us develop from a small airline to one of many largest on the earth. Our airline itself celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary this 12 months, and London was an essential first step in our journey; it stays a cornerstone of our world community at the moment. This milestone additionally showcases Qatar’s distinctive relationship with the UK, and we sit up for our subsequent 25 years.”
Chief Govt Officer of Heathrow, John Holland-Kaye, stated: “We need to congratulate Qatar Airways on 1 / 4 of a century of linking London and Doha by Heathrow, the UK’s solely hub airport. By working along with companions like Qatar Airways we will preserve and construct on the UK’s very important connections to key cities all over the world, for the advantage of passengers and companies.”
Qatar Airways prolonged its celebrations within the Premium Cabin with shock treats for passengers from UK’s most iconic division retailer, Harrods. Passengers acquired a Harrods’ All-Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Biscuits and Harrods’ London version of Earl Gray Tea. Along with a particular Qatar Airways branded teddy bear.
To have a good time the anniversary, the airline has launched particular fares providing as much as 25 per cent low cost on flights from London Heathrow to chose locations together with the Maldives, Seychelles, Sydney and lots of extra. Clients can e book till 1 April 2022, utilizing promo code LHR25.
The airline was established in 1997 by his Highness The Father Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who outlined a imaginative and prescient to show Qatar Airways into a number one worldwide service with the very best requirements of service and excellence. Since then, Qatar Airways has carried greater than 2.5 million passengers between London and Doha, proven 1000’s of various motion pictures on board and been named Skytrax ‘Airline of the 12 months’ a document six occasions by the worldwide air transport score organisation, Skytrax, for the sixth time. It was additionally named ‘World’s Greatest Enterprise Class’, ‘World’s Greatest Enterprise Class Airline Lounge’, ‘World’s Greatest Enterprise Class Airline Seat’, ‘World’s Greatest Enterprise Class Onboard Catering’ and ‘Greatest Airline within the Center East’.