WASHINGTON, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, Qatar Airways was proud to sponsor the fourth annual Global Beat event at the United Nations Foundation Headquarters in Washington D.C. The gathering honored Foreign Correspondents and served as a kickoff for the weekend of the White House Correspondents Dinner.
The Global Beat celebrates the bravery and commitment of foreign and international news correspondents, who continue to risk their lives in increasingly dangerous areas in service of the press. The event brings together influential Washington policymakers, prominent media personalities, accomplished journalists, rising stars, and celebrities known for their activism and involvement in international affairs.
"As a global airline, we are in the business of bringing the world together." Said Qatar Airways Vice-President of the Americas, Mr. Gunter Saurwein. "World travel is a means to broaden our horizons and gain new perspective, so we honor these dedicated men and women, who enrich our understanding of the world beyond our own borders."
Qatar Airways is proud to support US global travelers by offering 10 U.S. cities access to over 150 destinations around the world. The reigning "Airline of the Year" recently commenced daily non-stop service from Los Angeles (LAX), Boston (BOS), and is launching service from Atlanta (ATL) on June 1st.
"International journalists tell the stories that bring attention to the most important challenges confronting our world today—from poverty to health, from girls empowerment to energy and climate. That awareness helps drive innovative solutions to tackle the big issues at global scale," said Aaron Sherinian, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer at the United Nations Foundation. "The Foundation counts on partners like Qatar Airways who are committed to bringing awareness on the importance of these journalists. "
Qatar Airways is committed to supporting events, such as Global Beat, as well as many local and international charitable foundations.
Notes to Editors:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 184 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World's Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
In 2015 Qatar Airways launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 3,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline's on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways is one of the world's leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways' strategy reflects the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline's own brand message - Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world's third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 184 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, nine Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
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