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Qatar Airways extends free tickets for healthcare professionals


At the height of the pandemic last year, Qatar Airways said it would provide free tickets to healthcare workers across the globe.

Qatar’s national carrier announced the extension of bookings for a travel giveaway awarded to healthcare professionals.

In a campaign last year, the carrier announced it would be giving away 100,000 complimentary tickets to frontline healthcare staff as a thank you for their hard work during the start of the pandemic.

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“To all the healthcare professionals who received our medics campaign giveaway, we have more good news for you!” the airline said in a tweet.

“If you haven’t been able to book your ticket or travel to date due to the pandemic, fret not as the booking date will be extended to 30 September 2021 with travel valid until 31 March 2022, subject to availability. Details will be emailed to you. Thank you for your heroic efforts”.

Medics interested in taking up the exclusive offer must register by submitting a form to receive a promotion code on the airline’s website.

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Throughout 2020, Qatar Airways ran campaigns to give away free tickets to frontline workers and teachers as a gesture of goodwill while attempting to attract passengers onboard its aircrafts.

The carrier launched a mass giveaway on World Teacher’s Day last year to thank teachers across the globe for their work in education despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In December, the airline announced its passengers will now receive unlimited date changes and fee-free refunds on all tickets issued before April 30, 2021 for travel until December 31, 2021.

The new policy will allow for travellers to travel with ease, as global travel policies continue to  change.

Passengers can also exchange their tickets for a voucher with 10% additional value for future travel instead of a refund. The airline is now making this a permanent feature for all tickets booked via their website.

“Throughout 2020, we have provided customers the ability to modify travel without penalties as a result of the disruption to global travel caused by COVID-19,” said Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker.

“As we look forward to the possibilities of travelling again next year, Qatar Airways will continue to be by our passengers’ side, offering continued flexibility throughout 2021 as the airline they can rely on,” Al Baker added.

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