30 JANUARY 2012


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Article from BTNews 30 JANUARY 2012

Qatar Airways opens Heathrow T4 lounge

Heathrow T4 has a new and most impressive lounge.  Qatar Airways, who currently has four daily services to Doha (stepping up to five on 25 March) unveiled the facility last week.  It is the airline’s first outside its Doha hub.  See Britain’s Farnborough for ANA 787 international debut.

Designed to resemble a boutique hotel or private member’s club rather than a conventional airport lounge, the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge has been created to provide the ultimate in luxury.  It is opposite the airline's normal gate and has extensive views.

Qatar Airways recruited lounge staff from 5-star hotels and restaurants to work in the theatre-style Global Brassiere kitchen, innovative delicatessen, and Martini bar.  Private shower facilities, free wi-fi and business services are provided.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker emphasised the importance of Heathrow.  “London has long been one of our best-performing routes, so Heathrow was an obvious choice for our first Premium Lounge outside Doha,” he said.

“With the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place this summer, the international spotlight will be on the British capital.  The lounge is the latest development in our expanding global network and will enable both loyal customers and those travelling with us for the first time, to take full advantage of the high levels of service we provide.” www.qatarairways.com  

To view a video of the new Premium Lounge at London Heathrow during its official opening ceremony, please click on the following link.


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