Qatar Airways announced that they have concluded a successful Dubai Airshow this year, showcasing three of its latest-generation aircraft, the Airbus A350, A380 and the airline’s 25th Boeing Dreamliner, the B787.
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, toured the airline’s A380 during the Royal Tour on the first day. The tour was led by Mr. Jassim Seif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport for the State of Qatar, and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. Among the official delegation was also Mr. Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al-Subaey, Chairman of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.
During the Dubai Airshow Mr. Al Baker also hosted meetings with notable dignitaries including Ms. Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport; Ghazi Zaiter, Lebanon’s Minister of Public Works and Transportation; and The Honourable Mr. Nathan Deal, Governor of the U.S. State of Georgia. In addition, the U.S. Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Her Excellency Ms. Dana Shell Smith, joined Mr. Al Baker and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner for a special ceremony on the second day of the airshow to celebrate the airline’s 25th Dreamliner delivery.
Over the course of the week it is estimated that more than 1,000 airshow guests and media toured Qatar Airways’ aircraft.