Qatar Airways 787 ‘draws’ a pink ribbon in the sky
October 17 2020 03:40 PM
The flight path in the Qatar sky, as seen on live flight tracking sites, resembled the iconic ribbon
The flight path in the Qatar sky, as seen on live flight tracking sites, resembled the iconic ribbon - which is considered the universal symbol of breast cancer

* #ThinkPink flight operated in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Qatar Airways operated a special #ThinkPink flight Saturday with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and "drew the iconic ribbon in the sky".

 

The flight was operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner
 

The ribbon shaped flight path as seen from the navigation display of the 787 cockpit
The flight path resembled the iconic ribbon - which is considered the universal symbol of breast cancer - in the Qatar sky.
Flight QR9901 was operated with the help of an all-female team, including the pilots, cabin crew, ATC controller, engineers and despatchers, according to a tweet by Qatar Airways.
"The @Boeing Airplanes  787  Dreamliner has been instrumental to rebuilding our network, and we’re using this aircraft for today’s #Think Pink  flight to support #Breast Cancer Awareness Month," Qatar Airways said in another tweet.
Women across different departments played a role in operating the #ThinkPink flight, helping create the iconic ribbon, the airline said.
 

Women power in full strength at Hamad International Airport ahead of the flight. The flight crew in the cockpit
The special flight had pink amenity kits and meals onboard, which passengers can also enjoy for the rest of October.
Earlier, the airline had said the flight path of QR9901 could be followed on real-time air traffic tracker Flight Radar.
As announced recently, Qatar Airways is offering its passengers an exclusive ‘Think Pink' experience in the sky as well in its
 

QR9901 was operated with the help of an all-female team, including the pilots and the cabin crew
lounges, offering custom- designed limited- edition amenity kits and pink- themed special menus.
The airline stressed that, for the fourth year, it continues to show its commitment to raising awareness of breast cancer, offering passengers travelling on long-haul and ultra-long-haul flights in Business Class a luxury amenity bag designed in-house and created exclusively for Qatar
 

The special flight had pink amenity kits and meals onboard, which passengers can also enjoy for the rest of October
Airways by stylish Italian luggage brand BRIC'S.
The exclusive amenity kits are made from vegan leather and there are male and female options available. Both kits feature a unique zipper pull in the shape of the iconic breast cancer ribbon. The kit is further customised with a message imprinted on a band, reading: ‘Think pink and support the fight'.
Additionally, on flights departing from Doha, passengers travelling in
 

Women across different departments played a role in operating the #ThinkPink flight
Business Class will have the opportunity to savour exclusive pink-themed treats onboard such as pink guava and grape lemonade and assorted desserts with the pink ribbon.
On all ultra-long-haul flights departing from Doha, passengers will be served a special pink afternoon tea menu featuring raspberry macaroons and opera cake. Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge will feature pink flower arrangements, serve pink mocktails to passengers and offer a variety of pink sweet treats as well as the ‘Think Pink’ afternoon tea menu, which also includes a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and pastries.
Economy Class passengers travelling on overnight long-haul and all ultra-long-haul flights are also offered limited-edition breast cancer awareness amenity kits. The bags feature the pink ribbon and include eyeshades, socks, earplugs, lip balm, toothbrush and toothpaste. Pink raspberry or strawberry mousse desserts will be served on all lunch and dinner services on all flights departing from Doha.
Qatar Airways, in partnership with Qatar Cancer Society, has joined forces with Hamad International Airport, Qatar Aviation Services and Qatar Duty Free to show their united support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month ‘Think Pink’ activities to raise awareness of breast cancer prevention and control.

Last updated: October 17 2020 11:37 PM


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