Qatar Airways to give 100,000 free return tickets to healthcare workers

A Qatar Airways Airbus 380 plane. (PHOTO: Fabrizio Gandolfo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — Good news for frontline healthcare workers: they can apply for free return air tickets by Qatar Airways from now until 18 May (Monday).

The airline is giving away 100,000 free tickets to thank healthcare workers around the world for their efforts during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Each worker can receive up to two free economy class return tickets to anywhere that Qatar Airways flies to. Tickets will be fully flexible, allowing an unlimited number of destination or date changes without any fees. Travel is valid until 10 December this year.

The eligible healthcare professions are: doctor, medical practitioner, nurse, paramedic, pharmacist, lab technician and clinical researcher. A valid employer ID must be presented at the airport at the point of check in.

The healthcare workers can register for this offer online by submitting a form to receive a unique promotion code, offered on a first come, first served basis.

To ensure the application process is fair and transparent, each country will receive a daily allocation of tickets, depending on its population size. The daily allocation will be released at 12.01am Doha time (5.01am Singapore time) throughout the campaign period.

“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,” said Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker.

“Now it is our turn to give something back to those on the healthcare frontline.... We hope that our small offer of a complimentary return flight on Qatar Airways will allow them to enjoy a well-deserved holiday, visit family and friends or explore a destination they have always dreamed of, as travel restrictions start to ease.”

In addition, healthcare workers will be offered a voucher with 35 per cent discount to redeem at Qatar Duty Free retail outlets at the Hamad International Airport in Doha, valid for use up to 31 December.

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