Qatar Airways celebrates successful first year in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, 2 October, 2014 (STAT):-Qatar Airways celebrated the first anniversary of its services to Ethiopia by partnering once again with Our Father’s Kitchen programme.
Our Father’s Kitchen is a feeding programme which provides daily meals for approximately 217 underprivileged children in three different neighbourhoods of the Addis Ababa community.
More than 200 local school children,who are a part of the programme, enjoyed an unforgettable afternoon of enjoyment and hospitality at Bora Amusement Park.
The children, along with representatives of Qatar Airways and members of the local media, also enjoyed a lunch prepared by Our Father’s Kitchen. At the end of the day, the school-aged children were each presented with a new school uniform along with exercise books for the academic year.
Qatar Airways commenced services between Doha and Addis Ababa in September last year, operating three non-stop flights per week on the route.Committed to making a difference to the lives of those in the local community from which it operates, Qatar Airways chose to partner with Our Father’s Kitchenf or the second year in a row,marking its first anniversary in Addis Ababa.
Qatar Airways Vice President Africa, Jared Lee said:“At Qatar Airways we have a strong tradition of corporate social responsibility and that is why we always endeavour to lend a helping hand in the communities that we serve. We are very pleased that we are able to partner once again with Our Father’s Kitchen to help support the tireless efforts they do in the local community.”
Home to the African Union and the second most populous country in the continent, Ethiopia is often called the political capital of Africa due to its historical, cultural and political significance.
With three flights a week to Addis Ababa, Qatar Airways offers an excellent alternative gateway with great connections via Doha to an exciting range of business and leisure destinations across North and South America, Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific. Popular destinations include Washington DC, New York, Houston, Chicago, Montreal, London and Dubai.
The Doha-Addis Ababa route is served byan Airbus A320 with 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class. The aircraft offers seatback TV screens providing all passengers with the next generation interactive onboard entertainment system featuring a choice of more than 800 audio and video on demand options.