Qatar Airways Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival in the Skies with Mooncakes across China and Asia-Pacific

September 13, 2019 - 05:31
Qatar Airways Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival in the Skies with Mooncakes across China and Asia-Pacific

The national carrier of the State of Qatar brings festive sweets to the sky, delighting passengers departing from 11 Asia destinations on the day of Mid-Autumn Festival


BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 13 September2019 - Qatar Airways is proud to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in theskies by presenting passengers with traditional mooncakes on-board all flightsfrom China and selected flights from Asia-Pacific on the day of the traditionalChinese festival.


The sweetfestive specialty makes a star appearance on flights departing from 11destinations in Asia on 13 September.


In addition toall flights departing China on this time-honored holiday - Beijing, Shanghai,Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Chengdu, Qatar Airways branded mooncakes are alsouplifted on outbound flights from six selected destinations in the airline'sAsia-Pacific network including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City,Hanoi, Bangkok and Phuket.


The multiple award-winningairline's selection of mooncakes are crafted following Chinese traditionalrecipes featuring both red bean and white lotus paste flavours. Each mooncakeis individually packed in premium metallic and gold paper box bearing traditionalChinese auspicious emblem with "Happy Mid-Autumn Festival" etched in elegant calligraphy.


Qatar Airways VicePresident for North Asia, Mr. Joshua Law, said: "Mid-Autumn Festival is animportant occasion for families to get together, indulge in festive meals and enjoydelicious mooncakes. We would like our passengers flying on this special day toenjoy mooncakes with their loved ones on board Qatar Airways. Our mooncakes isa heartfelt gesture to wish all our guests across China and all of Asia Pacifica happy Mid-Autumn festival filled with happiness and prosperity."


Mid-AutumnFestival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese LunarCalendar. On the Gregorian Calendar, it is celebrated on Friday, 13 September thisyear.


Bearing manynames, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the Harvest Festival as well asMoon Cake Festival. The roundness of mooncakes symbolises the moon at itsroundest and brightest during this period, and is celebrated by many Asiancultures as a family reunion time where families gather under the moonlight toenjoy mooncakes.  


Today, mooncakescome in many different styles and flavours, and are traditionally presented asgifts to relatives, friends and business associates for well wishes.


Qatar Airways was named World's Best Airline duringthe Skytrax World Airline Awards 2019, and is the only airline in the worldthat has won the much coveted aviation award five times. The national carrierof the State of Qatar also won the Best Airline in the Middle East, BestBusiness Class in the World and Best Business Class Award for their flagshipQsuite.


Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than250 aircraft to more than 160 destinations across its hub at Hamad InternationalAirport. The airline recently launched flights to Rabat in Morocco, Izmir inTurkey, Malta, Davao in the Philippines, Lisbon in Portugal and Mogadishu inSomalia. The airline will launch flights to Gaborone in Botswana and Langkawiin Malaysia in October 2019.

About Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the nationalcarrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of GoingPlaces Together with travellers across its more than 160 business and leisuredestinations on board a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft. The world'sfastest-growing airline has added a number of exciting new destinations to itsgrowing network this year, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco;Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia; and will addLangkawi, Malaysia; and Botswana, Gaborone later in 2019.


A multiple award-winning airline,Qatar Airways was named 'World's Best Airline' by the 2019 World AirlineAwards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. Itwas also named 'Best Airline in the Middle East', 'World's Best Business Class'and 'Best Business Class Seat', in recognition of its ground-breaking BusinessClass experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awardedthe coveted "Skytrax Airline of the Year" title, which is recognised as thepinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.


Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airwaysproduct, features the industry's first-ever double bed in Business Class, as wellas privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats tocreate their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.


Qatar Airways was the first Gulfcarrier to join global airline alliance oneworld, enabling its passengers tobenefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 160 countries, with 14,250daily departures.


Oryx One, Qatar Airways' in-flightentertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options fromthe latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more.Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, B777, A350,A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with theirfriends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline's on-boardWi-Fi and GSM service.


Qatar Airways proudly supports arange of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enrichingthe global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner,is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA2022 World Cup, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing peopletogether, something at the core of the airline's own brand message - GoingPlaces Together.


Qatar Airways Cargo, one of theworld's leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighterdestinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freightto more than 160 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than250 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8freighters, 17 Boeing 777 freighters and five Airbus A330 freighters.