Qatar Airways Flies Special Breast Cancer Awareness Flight

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Qatar Airways today flew a flight to and from Hamad International Airport with an all-woman crew on board. The special flight was conducted as part of the flag carrier of Qatar’s efforts during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The airline’s aircraft notably drew a ribbon in the sky during its path.

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Qatar Airways has conducted a unique flight to raise awareness about breast cancer. Photo: Getty Images

An important cause

The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 625,000 die each year from breast cancer. Altogether, it accounts for 15% of all female cancer deaths. Subsequently, airlines have been keen to do their bit to help out during October’s campaign.

Qatar Airways values the assistance that it’s Boeing 787 has given it during this challenging year. Subsequently, the Dreamliner was the plane chosen to conduct this special flight.

FlightRadar24.com shared the path of flight QR9901’s journey to and from Doha this morning, which lasted just over an hour.

Measures across the board

Qatar Airways has introduced a series of initiatives for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Notably, it is offering its passengers an exclusive ‘Think Pink’ experience within its aircraft lounges. As part of this move, the carrier is offering custom-designed limited edition amenity kits and pink-themed special menus.

Moreover, along with its series of awareness-building activities, the airline is conducting health-education webinars and fundraising events such as its annual charity bazaar. Additionally, it is even offering free mammograms for staff members.

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Qatar Airways is offering those on long-haul and ultra-long-haul flights in business class a luxury amenity bag designed in-house created by Italian luggage brand BRIC’S, and there will also be special kits for economy class passengers traveling on overnight long-haul and all ultra-long-haul flights. Photo: Qatar Airways

Within a press release seen by Simple Flying earlier this month, the airline announced its commitment to raising awareness during this month. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker spoke about the importance of these efforts.

“Qatar Airways is a very strong supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are pleased to offer these unique luxury amenity kits to our passengers,” Al Baker said, as per the press release.

“As an airline, we are inspired by the tremendous global effort that has gone into fighting this disease. We hope our message of breast cancer awareness reaches as many people as possible.”

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Akbar Al Baker highlights the support that his carrier is giving to the campaign. Photo: Getty Images

Valued efforts

It is great to see airlines such as Qatar Airways raise awareness and introduce other initiatives to help out during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year has been challenging for carriers across the globe, but this has not stopped several airlines from conducting its efforts when it comes to this important cause.

Simple Flying reached out to Qatar Airways for comment on this flight but did not hear back before publication. We will update the article with any further announcements.

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