Qatar Airways is Qatar’s state operated airline and the country’s flag carrier. This airline started its operations back in the year 1994 and its headquarters are located in Doha’s Qatar Airways Tower. With its fleet of 167 planes, the Qatar Airways takes passengers to 151 destinations worldwide. It also has 3 subsidiaries: cargo, Qatar Executive and Al Maha Airways. The later one is yet to start operations, although it already received some airplanes for its fleet. Qatar Executive mainly offers services of Fixed Based operations and aircraft charters.
In addition, the following companies are various other divisions of Qatar Airways: Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Qatar Airways Holidays and United Media Int. These are not the only divisions of Qatar Airways, however the type of business ran by the ones named here is rather obvious from their names.
Many airlines decided to sponsor various causes or sports teams. This is the case with Qatar Airways as well. Presently, this airline only sponsors FC Barcelona's primary shirts. The sponsorship started only in the autumn of 2013.
Almost everyone knows that it is common for airlines to share an airplane these days, through a codeshare agreement. Qatar Airways however took things one step further and has agreement with some train systems as well. These are the names of some of those with whom Qatar Airways agreed upon a code-sharing system: Air France, Hong Kong’s airline Cathay Pacific, and the national and state-owned rail system in France, commonly known as SNCF. Most of the airline companies with whom Qatar Airways signed the code-sharing agreement are from the Middle East and Asia.
Those who frequently fly qatar Airways qualify for a membership in the Privilege Club. This program is interlinked with few more from around the world as well as with various hotels and companies offering car renal services.