Qatar Airways Inspires Children With Aircraft Tour At Dulles Airport
Airline Invites Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington to Dulles Airport To
Experience Its Flagship Aircraft Tour
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --On Tuesday, Qatar Airways offered
members of Greater Washington Boys & Girls Clubs an exciting opportunity for
the boys and girls to tour a Boeing 777 at Dulles Airport.
With the spirit of inspiring interest in engineering and science, 40 young
members of the Greater Washington Boys & Girls Clubs (GWBGC) were given an
all-access tour of one of the world's largest commercial aircraft. From the
tarmac to the cockpit, they viewed the plane from an engineer's perspective,
while being given the opportunity to pose questions directly to Qatar Airways
"Today's youth will become the engineers and aviators of tomorrow. Qatar
Airways is proud to inspire and encourage the next generation towards a
lifelong curiosity in science and technology. Today was an unforgettable
event, which has shown these young people the wonders they can achieve through
education," said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.
In the U.S. it is projected that by 2018, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math) jobs will account for nearly 2.8 million new jobs. Many
in the aviation industry have stressed the need to invest in future of
qualified S.T.E.M. candidates and Qatar Airways hopes events such as this will
inspire future innovators, engineers, technicians and pilots.
Qatar Airways donated backpacks to youth from the Boys & Girls Club, giving
the children a reminder of the importance of science, technology, engineering,
and math in today's world.
One of the world's fastest growing airlines, Qatar Airways has seen rapid
growth in just 15 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 119
aircraft to 125 key business and leisure destinations worldwide.
Qatar Airways currently operates daily flights from Washington's Dulles
Airport. Over the next few weeks, Qatar Airways will launch services to a
diverse portfolio of new routes, including Chengdu, China (March 19); Chicago,
USA (April 10); and Salalah, Oman (May 22).
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Notes to Editors:
Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250
aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of
aircraft. In addition to winning Skytrax's prestigious Airline of the Year
2011 and 2012, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the
seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport
was named Best Premium Service Airport for the second consecutive year in
2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring
airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in
the airline industry. In October 2012, Qatar Airways became the first of the
major Gulf carriers to officially join a global alliance having been invited
into the oneworld group. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com.
For further information
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 44302072, Fax: +974 44302069
SOURCE Qatar Airways
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