Monday 28 July 2008
Last Update 28 July 2008 12:00 am
JEDDAH: Qatar Airways has signed a corporate deal with International Medical Center (IMC). The signing ceremony took place last week at IMC’s conference room, which was attended by top officials of IMC and the airline.
Ahmed M. Al-Idrissi, Qatar Airways’ area manager for Western Province, and Dr. Walid A. Fitaihi, chairman and CEO of IMC signed the agreement.
Al-Idrissi said the deal would facilitate the airline to serve the employees of the hospital including doctors and nurses on board the airline that covers more than 81 destinations worldwide.
The IMC has made rapid progress and has been adding new specialties since its establishment in 2006. “Qatar Airways has in a very short time become a pioneer in handling corporate accounts, especially of Western Province, and has been meeting their demands in a highly professional manner,” Al-Idrissi said.
The airline operates a modern fleet of 60 Airbus and Boeing aircraft to 81 destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Far East and North America.
The airline is an elite group of carrier with a five star ranking for service and excellence awarded by Skytrax, an independent aviation industry research company. Skytrax also named Qatar Airways’ cabin crew as “Best in the Middle East” for the fifth year running in 2007 following a survey of more than 12 million passengers. During the current 2007-08 financial year, Qatar Airways expects to carry more than 10 million passengers worldwide.