Qatar Airways to give 100,000 free tickets to frontline healthcare workers

By Andrew Pentol |

Qatar-Airways-liveryQatar Airways is to give 100,000 free tickets to frontline healthcare professionals in acknowledgement of their hard work during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The giveaway will open at 00.01 am on 12 May and close at 23:59 on 18 May (Doha time).

This latest acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of frontline healthcare professionals during the crisis, comes after the recent launch of this publication’s Duty Free Care for Carers campaign.

The campaign invites industry stakeholders to join us on our mission to give back to health and medical professionals who risked their lives to save others. Interested parties can provide details of their offer on the dedicated Duty Free Care for Carers ‘Join the Campaign’ page.

Under the terms of the Qatar Airways exclusive offer, healthcare professionals worldwide will be eligible for the free tickets. Each country will receive a daily ticket allocation depending on its population to ensure a fair and transparent application process. Ticket allocation will be staggered over a seven-day period from 12 May to 18 may.

The daily allocation will be released at 00:01 am (Doha time) throughout the campaign.


Healthcare professionals which 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 within the airline’s global network.

Qatar Airways Covid-19

Healthcare professionals worldwide will be eligible to book up to two complimentary Economy Class return tickets on flights operated by Qatar Airways.

Tickets must be booked before 26 November and travel is valid until 10 December 2020. Tickets will be fully flexible, with an unlimited number of destination or date changes permitted without fees. Fare and surcharges will be waived on tickets, but airport taxes apply.

The offer is only available for flights operated by Qatar Airways. Eligible healthcare professions are limited to doctors, medical practitioners, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, lab technicians and clinical researchers. A valid employer identification must be presented at check-in.

Additionally, healthcare professionals will be offered 35% discount vouchers, which can be redeemed in Qatar Duty Free stores at Hamad International Airport. Vouchers are valid until 31 December 2020 (subject to conditions).

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency 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.”


Healthcare professionals will also be offered 35% discount vouchers, which can be redeemed in Qatar Duty Free stores at Hamad International Airport.

He added: “We have built a strong level of trust with passengers, governments, trade partners, and airports as a reliable partner during this crisis and we intend to continue delivering on this mission by acknowledging the incredible efforts of these heroes.

“Our crew and operation have never given up during these past three months and never abandoned hope, or their mission to help people get home to their loved ones. We do not intend to do so now.

“United in dedication, we share our gratitude. 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.”


Qatar Airways is currently in the midst of a phased approach to expand its network in line with passenger demand and the relaxation of entry restrictions amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. It is aiming to rebuild its network to an initial 52 destinations by the end of May and to 80 in June.

Named World’s Best Airline in the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax, Qatar Airways regularly disinfects all aircraft. It also uses cleaning products recommended by the International Air Transport Association and World Health Organisation and facilitates the thermal screening of crew.

In addition, Qatar Airways’ aircraft feature air filtration systems, equipped with industrial-sized HEPA filters. These remove 99.97% of viral and bacterial contaminants from re-circulated air, providing effective protection against infection.


Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport are meeting increasing demands from across the globe for essential goods and medical supplies.

All onboard linen and blankets are washed, dried and pressed at microbial lethal temperatures. Ear foams are removed from headsets and the headsets are sanitised after each flight. Linen and headphones are then sealed into individual packaging by staff wearing  hygienic disposable gloves.

All meal service utensils and cutlery are washed with detergents and rinsed with demineralised fresh water at temperatures that kill pathogenic bacteria. Sanitised equipment is handled by staff wearing hygienic disposable gloves, while cutlery is individually re-packed.

Healthcare professionals can register for the offer at Those submitting the form will receive a unique promotion code. This will be offered on a first come, first served basis.




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