QatarAirways has made the following announcement: beginning today and continuing through the 31st of December, all passengers flying through Hamad International Airport (HIA) and Doha International Airport (DIA) will be able to experience complimentary and entertaining pre-departure waiting areas. This is to establish a new standard of excellence for international travelat sporting events.
Each of these areas, which has been given the name Passenger Overflow Areas (POAs), has been constructed to provide fans with dedicated facilities so that they can finish their journey to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM.
At either of the POAs, passengers can relax in comfort and style while taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of a football-themed environment, sample some of the world's finest cuisine, and securely stow their bags.
Additionally, the more spacious of the two overflow areas at HIA features a virtual reality gaming zone, which is the first of its kind anywhere in the world. In addition, there are inflatable play areas for children, as well as enormous screens to watch football highlights on.
Cheb Khaled and superstar DJ Rodge's song "C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S." from the Qatar Airways FIFA World CupTM anthem, which has been released on the airline's official YouTube channel and will be played on flights landing in Qatar, was created to celebrate the opening.
The catchy melody and uplifting lyrics, which are sung in English, French, and Arabic, capture the fervor of all fans who have come together for this common experience.
His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways Group, said:
Qatar Airways is all about offering global passengers the best experiences the industry has to offer. Passenger Overflow Areas will accommodate thousands of fans at any given time at our world class airports. We’re dedicating the song “C.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S.” to those fans and to people everywhere which we think captures the excitement that FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ represents to this country and region.- Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways Group
HIA’s Chief Operations Officer Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, said:
The commencement of the passenger overflow area at both HIA and DIA will offer our visitors a remarkable chance to experience the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ at dedicated premises. Curated for all departing passengers, the overflow area is part of MATAR’s initial airport operations plan set to improve overall flow at both airports and accommodate thousands of visitors at any given time throughout the tournament.- Badr Mohammed Al Meer
The areas are accessible via designated POA shuttles, which will be available from the airports and the metro to transfer passengers in a seamless manner.
The spaces are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Online check-in is available for passengers, and they should arrive at these locations between eight and four hours before their flight is scheduled to depart.
HIA, which has been awarded the title of "Best Airport in the World" by SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2022 for the second year in a row, is getting ready to welcome 58 million passengers each and every year.
The Qatar Airways Company, better known simply as Qatar Airways, is the country of Qatar's state-owned and officially designated flag carrier airline.
The airline operates a hub-and-spoke network, flying to over 150 international destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania from its base at Hamad International Airport, using a fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
Its headquarters are located in the Qatar Airways Tower in Doha. The Qatar Airways Group is responsible for the employment of more than 43,000 individuals. Since October of 2013, the airline has been a part of the Oneworld alliance, making it the first Persian Gulf carrier to sign with one of the three major airline alliances.
Until its withdrawal in May 2002, Qatar was a joint-owner member of Bahrain-based Gulf Air along with Oman, the United Arab Emirates Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Qatar was the first Gulf country to withdraw from the airline, although it continued to be a member of the airline for six months after the government announced its withdrawal.
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