Qatar Airways celebrated the launch of daily, non-stop service to Boston with an illustrious gala event, hosted at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. In attendance were many of the city’s dignitaries and business leaders. Guests experienced a red carpet rose-wall welcome, and the Emcee for the evening was television red carpet host and fashion designer Giuliana Rancic, followed by stunning musical performances by Nikka Costa and Strings and En Vogue.
Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive said:
The gala was a memorable evening for Qatar Airways and for the city of Boston. With every new destination we serve, we seek to become a part of that community and Boston welcomed us with open arms.’
Speaking at the event, Al Baker stressed the importance of aviation, both as a catalyst and facilitator for global trade, commerce and vital cultural exchange. Following the airline’s global brand campaign “Going Places Together”, he thanked the city of Boston for inviting Qatar Airways into their community and invited guests to experience the renowned services of the reigning three-time winner of the prestigious accolade, ‘Airline of the Year’ by Skytrax.
We are pleased to be operating to Boston with our state-of-the-art Airbus A350, and connect travellers from this great city to a global network. Qatar Airways’ new service from Boston will form the foundations for new business and social ties around the world. I look forward to our long and prosperous relationship.’
Launched on 16 March, the new route between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Doha’s Hamad International Airport represents the airlines’ ninth US destination. The airline also recently commenced service to Los Angeles on 1 January and added a second flight to New York City route on 1 April. The airline will also commence service to Atlanta on 1 June 2016.
Gala guests experienced the airline’s renowned hospitality and refined signature service, including award-winning cuisine offering and personal service from its cabin crew. At the end of the evening, the airline held their traditional gala raffle. Two lucky winners were awarded two round-trip business class tickets to their destination of choice, anywhere on the airline’s route map of over 150 global destinations.