Qatar Airways’ award-winning frequent flyer programme (FFP) Privilege Club, is delighted to announce that it’s Platinum members can now access HIA’s exclusive Al Safwa First Class Lounge when flying Business Class with up to two guest passes.

As part of the airline’s continuous commitment to service excellence, Platinum-tier Privilege Club members travelling Business Class with Qatar Airways can now enjoy the Al Safwa five-star experience at HIA, which includes delectable a la carté fine dining, state-of-the-art media and business facilities and a tranquil spa.

Al Safwa Lounge, HIA

The Al Safwa First Class Lounge is a gleaming example of Arabian grandeur and elite exclusivity in a refined setting. Recognised as one of the World’s Best First Class Lounges, this deluxe facility is based on level three of concourse B at HIA, is designed to offer a luxurious and culturally enriching premium experience for customers. From its unique design, which draws influence from ancient Islamic architecture to its ultramodern range of facilities, Al Safwa First Class Lounge is an oasis of comfort, style and luxury.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Commercial Officer, Simon Talling-Smith, said:

We take tremendous pride in exceeding our passengers’ expectations and this enhancement to our Privilege Club offering is yet another example of our promise to reward our loyal Platinum customers for their continued support.

This unique and exclusive benefit means that Platinum Privilege Club passengers travelling in either First and Business Class can experience five-star hospitality with Qatar Airways before they even step onto an aircraft.’

Previously Platinum Privilege Club members were only able to access the HIA lounge applicable to their cabin of travel, with their guest entitlement restricted to use of the dedicated FFP lounges – the First Class and Business Class lounges.

Privilege Club launched in 2000 as a form of appreciation to Qatar Airways’ loyal passengers, offering them the opportunity to earn Qmiles when travelling on Qatar Airways, Oneworld® Airlines, or any of the airlines’ partners. Qmiles has since served as another convenient means of payment at the award-winning Qatar Duty-Free outlets, located in both the departure and arrival halls of Hamad International Airport and at Oryx Galleria in Doha.

Platinum level is the premier tier of membership available in Qatar Airways’ award-winning Privilege Club frequent flyer programme. Membership benefits include a range of online booking and Qatar Duty-Free (QDF) shopping discounts, extra Qcredits, a generous additional baggage allowance and 100 per cent Qmiles mileage bonus on all eligible flights.

HIA has recently been ranked as the fourth best airport in the world at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2019. Additionally, the airport has been ranked as a five-star Airport and was honoured with the title of ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the fifth year in a row and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East’ for the fourth year in a row.

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