DOHA :Qatar Airways is giving away 100,000 free tickets to frontline healthcare professionals to say thank you for their heroic work looking after people during the current COVID19 pandemic.
The giveaway opened at on May 12 and will close at 23:59 on May 18 (Doha time).
Eligible healthcare professions are limited to doctors, medical practitioners, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, lab technicians and clinical researchers. A valid employer ID must be presented at the airport at the point of check in.
Healthcare professionals can register for this exclusive offer at on Qatar Airways’ website by submitting a form to receive a unique promotion code, offered on a first come, first served basis.
This offer is only available for QR operated flights and each country will receive a daily allocation of tickets, depending on its population size, staggered over a seven day period from 12 to 18 May. The daily allocation will be released at 00:01 Doha time throughout the campaign period.
Healthcare professionals that receive the promotion code can book up to two complimentary Economy Class return tickets on Qatar Airways operated flights – one for themselves and one for a companion – to anywhere on the airline’s global network.
Tickets must be booked before Nov 26, with travel valid until Dec 10, 2020.
The tickets will be fully flexible, with an unlimited number of destination or date changes allowed without any fees. Fare and surcharges will be waived on tickets, airport taxes apply.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said, “We at Qatar Airways are incredibly grateful for the commitment and hard work of healthcare professionals around the world who looked after people in these times of uncertainty. Their heroic display of kindness, dedication, and professionalism has saved hundreds of thousands of lives around the world … Now it is our turn to give something back to those on the healthcare frontline. There are no words or gestures that are enough to repay these brave men and women but we hope that our small offer of a complimentary return flight on Qatar Airways will allow them to enjoy a well-deserved holiday, visit family and friends or explore a destination they have always dreamed of, as travel restrictions start to ease.”
As a further gesture of appreciation, healthcare professionals will be additionally offered a voucher with 35% discount to redeem at Qatar Duty Free retail outlets at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, valid for use up to Dec 31, 2020.
Qatar Airways has begun a phased approach to expanding its network in line with passenger demand and the expected relaxation of entry restrictions around the world. It aims to rebuild its network to an initial 52 destinations by the end of May and 80 in June.