Qatar Duty Free and Qatar Airways Privilege Club Announce a World First

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Members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club (QRPC) will be able to collect and spend Avios at nearly 200 outlets at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in partnership with Qatar Duty Free (QDF). This is an industry first.
Passengers at all departure points will receive Avios points upon check-in, which will be awarded up to 120 minutes prior to the flight’s departure.

This will enable Qatar Airways Privilege Club members to collect and redeem Avios at the World’s Best Airport during their journey. Avios can be redeemed at the HIA, which has just launched a major extension with a luxury shopping hub “ORCHARD” located in a tropical garden and offering one-of-a-kind brand offerings, as well as an extensive list of luxury apparel retailers and world-class eating alternatives.

His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways Group, commented, “We have enhanced and upgraded our redemption options for our loyalty members and we are enabling access to a truly unique airport shopping and dining experience. A first in the world initiative, this demonstrates our commitment for going the extra mile when enhancing the quality of our offerings by providing members with a seamless experience. We encourage everyone travelling through HIA to avail themselves of this experience and opportunity as there has never been an easier way to collect and spend Avios.”

Avios is the reward currency of Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club and the preferred currency of the airline, which offers exceptional payment products to its most frequent travellers. Avios can be combined with cash to provide a partial payment alternative. Members earn Avios when they or their nominated family members fly with Qatar Airways, oneworld airlines, and Qatar Airways’ airline partners. Avios can also be earned through more than one hundred global partners and co-branded credit cards. Avios can be used in a variety of ways, and the most recent addition is the ability to buy and dine at Qatar Duty Free.


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