Qatar Airways is giving free flights to 100,000 frontline healthcare workers
In honour of International Nurses Day today (May 12), healthcare workers can book up to two economy class return tickets for travel anywhere on Qatar's global network.
In honour of International Nurses Day today (May 12), Qatar Airways has announced that it will be giving away complimentary round-trip airline tickets as a gesture of gratitude to 100,000 healthcare workers across the globe who have been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The giveaway began today, and will close at 11.59pm (AST) on May 18 (04.59 SGT on May 19). Eligible healthcare professionals, restricted to doctors, medical practitioners, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, lab technicians and clinical researchers, can apply at qatarairways.com/ThankYouHeroes. They will then be given a unique promotion code, offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Healthcare professionals from every country in the world are eligible for tickets. To ensure the application process is fair and transparent, each country will receive a daily allocation of tickets, depending on its population size, staggered over a seven-day period from May 12 to 18.
Successful applicants will be able to book up to two complimentary economy class round-trip tickets (one for themselves and another for a guest) to anywhere on Qatar’s global network.
Tickets must be booked before November 26, 2020, with travel valid until December 10, 2020. The tickets are also fully flexible, with an unlimited number of destination or date changes allowed without any fees. Before boarding, a valid employer ID must be presented at the airport at the point of check-in.
“We at Qatar Airways are incredibly grateful for the commitment and hard work of healthcare professionals around the world who looked after people in these times of uncertainty. Their heroic display of kindness, dedication, and professionalism has saved hundreds of thousands of lives around the world,” said Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways.
As a further gesture of appreciation, healthcare professionals will also receive a 35 per cent discount at Qatar Duty Free retail outlets at the airline’s hub at Doha's Hamad International Airport, valid for use up to December 31, 2020.
“We at Qatar Airways are incredibly grateful for the commitment and hard work of healthcare professionals around the world... Their... kindness, dedication, and professionalism has saved hundreds of thousands of lives around the world." – Akbar Al Baker
Eligible healthcare workers can apply for the complimentary tickets here