17 Jun 2015

At the International Paris Airshow today, Qatar Airways officially signed its agreement to participate at the Bahrain International Airshow from 21-23rd January 2016. It will see the five-star airline bringing its A380, A350 and all Business Class A319 on static display at the show.

Qatar Airways has been a regular participant at the Bahrain International Airshow since the inaugural event in 2010. The show has represented a valuable platform for the company to showcase its products and the 2016 show will be no exception with Qatar Airways bringing the newest and best of its fleet.

Speaking about the agreement, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “The number of international senior decision makers and military heads that attend the Bahrain International Airshow makes the event a valuable opportunity to display our latest fleet, world-class quality and five-star hospitality. As the Global Launch Customer for the Airbus A350XWB, we are delighted to showcase the product on behalf of Airbus which is also participating at the show.”

His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications for the Kingdom of Bahrain and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Organising Committee for BIAS  added, “Qatar Airways’ continued support of the show reflects the growing importance of the event in the Middle East. The aircraft marks a valuable addition to our aircraft display which will be parked right outside Qatar’s chalet – a key USP for all our chalet participants.”

Now in its fourth edition, BIAS is a niche aviation event providing its elite list of aerospace business participants the opportunity for high-level networking in exclusive surroundings. With just 40 chalet participants and limited exhibition space, the event is truly intimate allowing participants the opportunity to meet the extensive civil and military delegations invited as guests of HH Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Amanda Stainer, Commercial Director for FIL, added, “Chalet Space at BIAS is already over 50% sold and we are experiencing high demand for the remaining chalets and exhibition space. Commitments to date include Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Gulfstream, Alpha Star, Lockheed Martin and TAG Aeronautics. Qatar Airways makes a welcome addition to this already impressive line-up. With the launch of the Air Transport in the 21st Century Conference and the Hosted Buyer programme too, the show is looking really exciting.”

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