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Qatar Airways hosts a 'Night at the Museum' in Manchester

 Qatar Airways, in conjunction with Manchester Airport (MAG), hosted a ‘Night at the Museum’ reception for more than 100 key trade partners on October 29th. In keeping with the airline’s tradition of supporting sports teams and events, such as its sponsorship of FC Barcelona, the event was held at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

As well as showcasing more than 10 years of Qatar Airways serving the Manchester region, the evening was highly interactive courtesy of the museum’s unique Football Plus concept. Guests’ football skills were put to the test on challenges ranging from Match of the Day Commentary to penalty shootouts to win prizes ranging from flights to FC Barcelona gear.

UK and Ireland Country Manager, Richard Oliver, said: “Qatar Airways is committed to serving the UK regions by offering a more convenient alternative for long haul travellers. With 10 direct flights per week from Manchester to the airline’s hub, the recently opened Hamad International Airport in Doha, customers can connect to more than 140 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.”

Commencing November 3rd, passengers will be able to book Manchester to Cape Town via Doha, The latter sector will be operated by Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft which features 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class, with the latest interactive inflight entertainment system featuring over 1000 options in all cabin classes. 

For the second year in a row, Qatar Airways has been named "Best Business Class Airline" at the high profile Business Traveller Awards 2014. The award also follows major recognition by Skytrax in July at the Farnborough Air Show, where Qatar Airways was again named “Best Business Class Airline” for the second consecutive year and Best Airline in the Middle East for the eighth time.

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