* Travel Bubble Holidays between Qatar and Maldives ends with last inbound flight landing at HIA on Feb 20
* Qatar Airways Holidays offers one lucky passenger QR5,000 voucher, which can be used against any future booking
Qatar Airways Holidays, the leisure division of Qatar Airways Group, has celebrated the "enormous success" of the Travel Bubble Holidays to the Maldives – the longest-running, uninterrupted safe corridor - welcoming the passengers of the last inbound flight to Qatar.
The flight landed at Hamad International Airport (HIA) on February 20.
Qatar Airways Holidays was delighted to present the last returnees with gift bags and a special offer code to be redeemed against the total cost of their next holiday as a special "thank you" for their support, a press statement noted. One lucky passenger on this flight had also received a QR5,000 voucher, which could be used against any future Qatar Airways Holidays booking.
One lucky passenger on the flight also received a QR5,000 voucher, which could be used against any future Qatar Airways Holidays booking
During this challenging period of Covid-19, causing massive disruption to the international travel industry, Qatar Airways Holidays established a safe travel environment between Qatar and the Maldives, giving Qatari citizens and residents the opportunity to revive their holiday plans, the statement added.
Since the launch of the safe travel corridor in November 2020, Qatar Airways Holidays operated more than 70 flights to and from the Maldives, resulting in more than 3,000 passengers enjoying a much-needed vacation without the requirements of exceptional entry permits, quarantine or self-isolation restrictions.
Three high-end luxury properties were exclusively made available for the travel bubble guests, enabling 8,000 hotel-stay nights to be booked. The travel bubble was non-stop despite the continually evolving circumstances from the global response to Covid-19.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker said, “We are delighted with the huge success of these holiday packages to the Maldives, which were carefully and custom-designed to offer an exclusive and safe travel experience to our passengers. The achievement of operating with no interruption the longest-running travel bubble highlights the fastidious measures and procedures we have employed to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our passengers.”
Earlier this year, Qatar Airways became the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious five-star Covid-19 Airline Safety Rating by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax, following HIA’s success as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax five-star Covid-19 Airport Safety Rating.