Today BBC World, the BBC's 24-hour international news and information channel, and Qatar Airways signed a new distribution agreement making BBC World News programmes available as part of the airline's in-flight entertainment service.
The new service will offer passengers BBC World News presented daily from London and featuring reports from BBC's network of global correspondents. “In keeping with our aim to offer the highest levels of hospitality, Qatar Airways is committed to giving our passengers the best in-flight services,” said Qatar Airways' Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al-Baker. “This is the age of information and Qatar Airways has now put the world at its passengers' finger tips,” he added.
Qatar Airways' operates flights from its hub airport in Doha to 38 destinations worldwide.
The airline currently has a fleet of 19 Airbus aircraft. In the past year they have added seven new destinations to their network and aim to expand to 50 by the year 2005.
BBC World, the BBC's commercially funded international 24-hour news and information channel, is owned and operated by BBC World Ltd, a member of the BBC's commercial group of companies. Reaching 241 million homes and 870,000 hotel rooms in over 200 countries and territories worldwide (96 million 24-hour homes), BBC World launched in its present format in 1995 and is funded by advertising and subscription. — (menareport.com)
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