New partnership will provide seamless helicopter travel for passengers between Monaco and Nice

Qatar Airways and Monacair are delighted to announce a new partnership between one of the world’s leading airlines and the French Riviera’s premium helicopter operator, commencing 4 July.

Qatar Airways’ passengers arriving in Nice on board the airline’s newly-launched direct service to Nice will now have the opportunity to seamlessly connect at Nice International Airport onto a Monacair helicopter flight to Monte Carlo. Likewise, passengers travelling from Monaco to Nice by helicopter will be able to connect at Nice International Airport to a choice of more than 150 destinations on Qatar Airways’ global network.

This partnership will ensure passengers travelling to and from Monte Carlo enjoy smooth, continuous service from their homes to their final destination, with one single booking and point of contact.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: This strategic partnership with Monacair combines perfectly with the launch of our new direct service to Nice, allowing passengers to travel to and from Monaco in just six minutes from Nice International Airport. Strategic partnerships, whether to enhance our network, connections or products, continue to play an important role for Qatar Airways. The agreement with Monacair reflects our commitment to provide our passengers the very best premium travel opportunities, and I am confident that this new partnership will delight our passengers.”

We are tremendously excited about this new collaboration between Monacair and Qatar Airways, said Gilbert Schweitzer, Managing Director of Monacair. As in all other services proposed by Monacair, we want to offer our passengers the very best. The 30 provides a unique travelling experience that we want to share with Qatar Airways’ clients.

Launching on 4 July, Qatar Airways’ new direct five times-weekly service to and from Nice will operate with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, providing passengers from around the world access to the ever-popular tourist destination of the French Riviera.

Monacair and Qatar Airways share similar values, combining the high quality of a modern and efficient fleet with exceptional customer service.

Business Class aboard Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner offers an all-aisle cabin configuration, with seats arranged in a unique diamond shape to offer more personal space. Fully-reclining seats and easily accessible, ergonomic work surfaces create an environment that is conducive to both relaxation and productivity. Adding to the experience is a diverse Business Class menu with extraordinary cuisine and an on-demand service offering the highest quality and freshest ingredients.

Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner Economy Class provides passengers with more room than ever before, with a full 30 inches of personal space and a 31 inch seat pitch providing room to stretch out and relax.

Onboard Wi-Fi enables all passengers to stay connected at any time, and the world’s first dual-screen interface makes it easier than ever to multitask, enabling customers to play a game on their hand-held device while watching a movie on their personal screen, which features an intuitive touch-screen control unit.

Passengers will be able to book on www.qatarairways.com or through their travel agent an interline itinerary that will include both their Qatar Airways flight to and from Nice and their helicopter flight to Monaco operated by Monacair. Customers flying on the Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner enjoy an experience like no other, where breakthrough technology combines with a human approach to design to offer lower cabin pressure, improved air quality and optimal humidity, complementary to the service provided by the airline’s award-winning crew.

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About Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fast growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including Dublin, Nice, Skopje, Sarajevo and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 199 aircraft.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World’s Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, as well as F.C. Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia F.C., reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message Going Places Together.

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with 199 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 12 Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.

Visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.

Source: Qatar Airways

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