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Qatar Airways brings summer reading and new routes to Atlanta

Published: 20/05/2016 - Filed under: Home » News »

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Qatar Airways has launched "School's Out, Reading Is In!" program to inspire Atlanta Public School (APS) students to continue reading over the long, hot summer months. 

To kick off program, Qatar donated 500 books to students at Atlanta Public Schools' Heritage Academy.  The Qatar Airways Cabin Crew visited the school and shared stories with elementary students on how important reading – and travelling – is to expanding personal horizons.  The cabin crew represented six cultures from around the world. 

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen stated:

"Helping elementary school students build strong reading skills is fundamental to ensuring students graduate college and career read.  We are grateful for partners like Qatar Airways who provide resources and volunteers who inspire our students to develop a love for life-long reading."

Qatar is expanding its presence in the US by adding Atlanta as its 10th destination.  

"With our expanding presence in the United States, we look forward to welcoming new passengers from Atlanta and beyond to experience our product and the distinct hospitality of Qatar Airways," said H.E. Mr. Al Baker said.

The route will be operated daily nonstop with a Boeing 777 – except on June 1st where the Qatar’s Airbus A380 will fly the route.   

Congrats to Qatar Airways on the upcoming launch of the new route and joining the Atlanta community through its summer reading program.    

By Elizabeth Atkinson 

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