Qatar Airways launches global 72-hour sale at midnight

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Qatar Airways is offering customers across India and around the world with great savings to more than 100 destinations during its latest three-day global sale.

The 72-hour marathon sale, which starts at 0001 hrs Nov 7 (local time in each market) and ends at 23:59 on Nov 9 (local time in each market) offers customers the opportunity to travel to a variety of destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas at very attractive fares.

From India, travelers looking to fly from nine cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Trivandrum - to Doha and beyond, can take advantage of the special fares to Athens, Ankara, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Houston, Istanbul, London, Madrid, Milan, Manchester, New York, Nairobi, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, Washington and many more.

"The travel window is extremely generous over a six-month period between November 12 and May 31 next year. Seats are limited, subject to availability with restrictions on specific dates with some destinations excluded," an airline statement said.

The special fares are applicable to and from the majority of destinations served by Qatar Airways worldwide, including New York, Paris, London, Cairo, Johannesburg, Dubai and Madrid, together with recent route additions such as Maputo, Baku and Kilimanjaro.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: "As we come up to the end of yet another great year of great expansion, we would like to offer travellers another opportunity to take advantage of our special fares in our latest global sale, just two months after our last international promotion."

"Qatar Airways' success is largely due to the support of our customers. The Global Sale is our way of thanking our loyal passengers for their continued support and also welcome new travellers enabling them to enjoy a great travel experience onboard the world's best airline.

"Whether travelling for leisure or business, the three-day sale provides customers with the opportunity to visit popular destinations and discover newly-introduced routes available on our rapidly expanding network," Al Baker said.

The Doha-based airline, one of the world's fastest growing carriers, has seen rapid growth in just 15 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 111 aircraft to 120 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

Since the beginning of 2012, Qatar Airways has launched flights to 10 new destinations - Baku (Azerbaijan); Tbilisi (Georgia); Kigali (Rwanda); Zagreb (Croatia), Erbil (Iraq), Baghdad (Iraq), Perth (Australia), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania); Yangon (Myanmar) and Maputo (Mozambique).

Over the next few months, Qatar Airways will launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including Belgrade, Serbia (November 20); Warsaw, Poland (December 5), Gassim, Saudi Arabia (7 January 2013); Najaf, Iraq (January 23); Phnom Penh, Cambodia (February 20); and Chicago, USA (April 10).