CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Having commenced service to Chicago O'Hare in April, Qatar Airways was proud to sponsor the "Primo Classico Br'Italia", a celebration of British and Italian automotive design, benefitting the Primo Center for Women and Children.
Hosted at Lake Forest Sportscars, the event featured world-class cuisine by Chicago area restaurants, specialty cocktails prepared by skilled guest mixologists and a showcase of privately-owned cars by Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Bentley, and other legendary British and Italian automakers.
As a sponsor of "Primo Classico Br'Italia," and having recently been named "World's Best Business Class" by Skytrax, Qatar Airways provided a less terrestrial mode of luxury transportation by showcasing our award winning Boeing 777 Business Class. VIPs were welcome to experience the seat, which converts into a fully flatbed dressed in Frette Lines. sample lavish amenities and luxury features of the seat, while being treated to 5-star service by two members of the Qatar Airways' award winning cabin crew.
"Qatar Airways is pleased to be a part of this prestigious event and showcase our award-winning on-board product." said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker
Qatar Airways in-flight dining options include unique dishes by world-famous chefs, including Nobu Matsuhisa, Tom Aikens, Vineet Bhatia and Ramzi Choueiri. Additionally, Business Class passengers are treated to amenity kits by Salvatore Ferragamo, exquisite sleepwear and attentive turn-down service,17inch private TV screens to enjoy the airline's fully-interactive, inflight entertainment system of over 1000 viewing options.
Now in its 28th year of operation, The Primo Center combats homelessness in the greater Chicago area by empowering women and children to become productive, responsible and independent members of their communities. The group provides transitional housing, counseling and support services including education, parental training and employment retention services.
Qatar Airways is proud to sponsor Primo Center as part of their ongoing support of charitable initiatives at both the local and global level. The airline is a lead sponsor of Educate a Child, a worldwide program that aims to significantly reduce the number of out-of-school children worldwide; an extension of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar's mandate as a UNESCO Special Envoy on Basic and Higher Education. The airline is also a contributing sponsor to the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation, the Chinese Youth Development Foundation and numerous community groups around the world, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.
"At Qatar Airways, we are committed to connect with the communities we serve, both in the air and on the ground. As we continue to grow and expand our worldwide community, it is essential to give back to the places we call home. The Primo Center is an excellent organization, which is providing a great service to this city. We hope our involvement will help them in their mission to empower women and children throughout Chicago," added Al Baker.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operation, currently flying a modern fleet of 129 aircraft to 130 key business and leisure destinations worldwide.
Qatar Airways has so far launched nine destinations this year – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman), Sulaymaniyah and Basra (Iraq), Chengdu (China), and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
Over the next few months, the network will expand with the addition of further destinations – Clark International Airport, Philippines (October 27) and Philadelphia, USA (April 2014).
SOURCE Qatar Airways