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About Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is the flag carrier of Qatar and is headquartered in Doha with its hub at Hamad International Airport, Doha. Qatar Airways flies to many destinations across all continents. Overall, the airline flies to more than 170 destinations in over 80 countries. The airline is one of the biggest airlines in the Middle East, with one of the largest route networks in the region.

Qatar Airways was founded in 1993 and began flying the following year with its inaugural flight from Doha to Amman. By 1996, the airline served major destinations across Asia and Europe including Athens, Bangkok, London, Istanbul and Tokyo and in the following years expanded to fly to destinations in every inhabited continent in the world.

Qatar Airways has codeshare agreements with Air France, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, Garuda Indonesia, Malaysia Airlines and Royal Jordanian.


Qatar Airways has a large fleet made up of aircraft manufactured by Boeing and Airbus. The airline is constantly updating and replacing its planes but usually has over 200 aircraft within its fleet at one time. It uses models within the A320, A330 A350, A380, Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 families.


Carry-On Baggage

Passengers in Economy Class are entitled to one item of free carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 7 kg. On flights to Brazil, Economy Class passengers are entitled to one item of free carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 10 kg.

Passengers in First Class and Business Class are entitled to two items of free carry-on baggage with a combined weight of 15 kg.

No one piece of baggage can exceed the dimensions of 50 cm x 37 cm x 25 cm (20" x 15" x 10"), regardless of the cabin class.

Checked Baggage

The free checked baggage allowance will depend on the route that the passenger is flying and the cabin class that they're flying in.

Seat Selection

Whether you love sitting by the aisle or by the window, choosing your Qatar Airways preferred seat allows you to enjoy your flight to the fullest! Alternative Airlines displays Qatar Airways seat availability on all routes and services, giving you the option to sit exactly where you want on your flight! Visit our seat selection page to find out how to book your Qatar Airways seats.

Economy Class

Experience one of the widest and most spacious seating areas in the industry, on board one of the youngest fleets.

What are Economy Class Seats Like?

Once you sit down, Qatar is committed to ensuring your flight is as comfortable and convenient as possible. Each seat comes with an amenity kit full of comfort essentials* that include an Institut Karité Paris lip balm, a Miradent dental kit, eye mask, socks and ear plugs. Stay connected, with a laptop power outlet, USB plug and personal telephone. Our OnAir mobile service enables you to send and receive SMS messages and data during your flight. Wi-Fi is available on-board our A380, A350, B787, A319 and selected A330, A320 and A321 aircraft, making it easy to stay connected whilst in the air.

Business Class

Experience an unforgettable journey in the World’s Best Business Class, as recognised by 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards and 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards.

What are Business Class Seats Like?

Qatar is leading the way in service provision. Experience the unparalleled design of a high-tech oasis, where you can adapt your personal space to suit your needs. Catch some sleep or get productive with a generous work surface, or stay in touch with state-of-the-art communications system, including Wi-Fi and USB plug, or make the most of the dual-screen interface entertainment system. Generous storage will keep your belongings within reach, and advanced LED lighting will help you adjust to changing time zones, so you arrive at your destination as refreshed as possible.

First Class

From signature dishes to luxury amenity kits and designer sleeper suits by White Company, Qatar Airways pampers you from check-in to destination.

What are Upper Class Seats Like?

Experience complete privacy. Relax back in an ultra-comfortable fully lie-flat bed with Frette linen and a duvet. Relish sumptuous cuisine designed by the best chefs in the world and savour expertly served exclusive vintages. An on-demand à la carte menu lets you enjoy mouth-watering dishes whenever you like.

Hub Airport

Hamad International Airport, Doha

Hamad International Airport is the international airport for Doha and is the hub airport for Qatar Airways. Other airlines which fly to and from this airport includes Air Arabia, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, Etihad Airways, Iran Air, Nepal Airlines, Oman Air, Jet Airways, Pakistan International Airlines and many others.

Hamad International Airport is well-known for its excellent airport shopping. The airport features over 70 luxury retailers and has a duty free area that is open 24 hours a day.


25th July 2019

Qatar Airways launches its first direct flights to Botswana

Qatar Airways is introducing service to Gaborone, Botswana, from Doha on Oct. 27. This new service makes Qatar Airways the first Middle Eastern airline to operate to the capital of Botswana.

4th July 2019

Qatar Airways Helps to Stop Wildlife Smuggling

Today, Qatar Airways has stepped up against wildlife smuggling by commencing in-house anti trafficking initiatives. This announcement comes after the airline singed the ‘United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Declaration’ in 2017.

The aspects of this involve refusing to accept or ship illegal Cargo such as animals, and sharing any knowledge about illegal trades with authorities in a timely manner.

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