Qatar Airways Marks 20th Year with Unique Postage Stamps
Qatar Airways continues the celebration of its 20th anniversary with four unique commemorative postage stamps issued in partnership with the Qatar Postal Service Company (Qatar Post). The stamps, set to be on sale starting this Thursday, 30 November, will serve as a historic milestone of Qatar Airways’ world-class achievements throughout the last two decades.
The new limited-edition stamp collection consists of four unique designs following a timeline of some of the airline’s many accomplishments. The first is in honour of Qatar Airways achieving a 50-strong fleet of aircraft in 2006, with the second stamp celebrating the airline adding its 100th destination to its global route map in 2011.
The third design captures the global launch of the world’s very first Airbus A350-900 in 2015, while the fourth stamp pays tribute to two of the airline’s latest successes in 2017: its 20th anniversary and its ‘Airline of the Year’ award, for the fourth time, by Skytrax.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said they are proud to commemorate their 20th anniversary by sharing these symbolic stamps with the people of Qatar. The stamps, he said, celebrate their exceptional expansion as the fastest-growing airline in the world.
Through these mementos, we express our pride in being Qatar’s national carrier and in having reached so many major milestones within the airline’s short presence in the industry. We cannot think of a more memorable way to present our numerous achievements than through these historic stamps issued by Qatar Post, and we hope they travel as far and as wide as our airline’s extensive global network.’
Qatar Post Chairman and Managing Director Faleh Al-Naemi, said that their collaboration with Qatar Airways is a combined celebration for the State of Qatar and its five-star airline.
Qatar Post is pleased to participate in the production of the 20th anniversary stamps for Qatar Airways, which will be one of the monumental records in our nation’s history.’
Qatar Post produced a total of 160,000 stamps which will be sold for QR5 each to the general public. Qatar Post is the national provider of postal services in Qatar, since it was established in 1950. The company operates 29 branches across the country, handling all domestic and international operations, including e-Government postal services.
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. The airline is launching a host of exciting new destinations planned for the remainder of this year and 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand and Cardiff, UK.
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