Award-winning airline supports GSMSG bring high quality medical and surgical care to communities in need around the world
Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it has become the Official Airline Sponsor of the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group (GSMSG) to support its efforts in providing medical relief to vulnerable communities around the world. The GSMSG is a charitable non-profit organisation that represents over 1,200 medical professionals who dedicate time to offer top-tier services in austere settings overseas and serve populations in need.
As the official airline partner of GSMSG, Qatar Airways will fly medical volunteers on duty to several international destinations. Qatar Airways’ global network will support the organisation to expand its reach further to provide medical and surgical care, training of physicians and medical staff, as well as respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways strongly believes in giving back to the global community and making a difference. As an airline that connects communities and people worldwide, we are delighted to support GSMSG’s highly commendable initiative and through our robust international network help the medical teams reach more people around the world.”
“We at Qatar Airways are incredibly grateful for the commitment and hard work of healthcare professionals. As a gesture of appreciation in November 2020, we gave away 100,000 free tickets to frontline healthcare professionals to say thank you for their heroic work looking after people and saving thousands of lives during the current COVID-19 pandemic.”
Global Surgical and Medical Support Group President, Dr. Aaron Epstein said: “GSMSG is honoured to partner with Qatar Airways in bringing some of the highest quality medical and surgical care to communities in need around the world. With Qatar Airways’ international reach, we will improve the lives of hundreds of thousands. Additionally, GSMSG teams include expert trainers and instructors in everything ranging from front line care to nursing, to advanced surgery. By training medical professionals worldwide, we can leave a long-lasting impact on entire communities. Qatar Airways makes this possible by bringing our teams to where they are needed the most.”
The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to rebuild its global network, which currently stands at over 130 destinations. With more frequencies being added to key hubs, Qatar Airways offers unrivalled connectivity to passengers.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, recognising its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. It is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted ‘Skytrax Airline of the Year’ title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry five times. HIA was recently ranked ‘Third Best Airport in the World’, among 550 airports worldwide, by the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2020.