From left: QACC Chairman Abdullah Nasser Turki Al Subaey, Qatar Ambassador to Bahrain Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Saud AlThani, Airbus President Fabrice Brégier, Qatar Transportation Minister Jassim Al Sulaiti, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar AlBaker, General UAE CAA Director General Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi and QAC Director General Sheikh Jabor bin Hamad Al Thani
Qatar Airways celebrated its one-year anniversary of A350 operations by hosting royal guests, media and trade partners at its dedicated chalet on the first day of Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), the first aviation show of the year.At the event, which marked the anniversary, were Qatar Transportation Minister Jassim Al Sulaiti, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier, Qatar Civil Aviation Authority Chairman Abdullah Nasser Turki Al Subaey,
Qatar Ambassador to Bahrain Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani, Emirates Civil Aviation Authority Director General of General United Arab Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi and Qatar Aeronautical College Director General Sheikh Jabor bin Hamad Al Thani. Qatar Airways’ A350 was the first A350 to enter commercial service in January 2015 and now flies to four destinations – Frankfurt, Munich, Philadelphia and Singapore – across three continents – Asia, Europe and North America.
Held under the patronage of Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, BIAS 2016 was opened by King’s Personal Representative and BIAS Supreme Organising Committee Chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa. It is taking place at the Sakhir Airbase in Bahrain. A number of VIP delegates visited Qatar Airways’ chalet on the opening day and were given an exclusive tour of the airline’s A350, A380 and G650ER by Al Baker. Al Baker, who met with local and international media, said, “Qatar Airways is excited to participate in the region’s first air show of the year and Bahrain has already delivered beyond our expectations. We chose this event to celebrate the one-year anniversary of our A350 operations and the public and industry are welcome to tour the very latest in aircraft technology and we look forward to celebrating this milestone with them.”