Qatar Airways, the country’s national airline, is one of the world’s fastest growing carriers with its aircraft fleet of 29 and continuing to grow. Offering approximately 50 international destinations, Qatar Airways has signed a US$5.1 billion deal with Airbus to purchase an additional 32 aircraft during the next five years. It is also investing US$2 billion in the construction of Doha’s new international airport, set to open in 2007. This state-of-the-art facility will connect to the newly renovated existing airport by a concourse.
Located in Doha International Airport is the 1500 square metre, bright and spacious Duty Free Shop offering gifts for international travellers. Electronics, cosmetics, wines, spirits, tobacco, and food items can be purchased with assistance from the 100 trained multilingual staff. Over 10,000 products are available including many luxury gifts and souvenir items designed from brass, onyx, and wood.