DOHA, QATAR – Hamad International Airport (HIA) has welcomed the brand-new fleet of Audi luxury cars that will be consigned to shuttle VIPs. The premium fleet includes the Audi Q7, RS 6 Avant and A8 L.
The announcement was made at a special handover ceremony, which was attended by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker; Chief Operating Officer of HIA, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer; Audi AG – Vice President of Overseas Sales, Terrence Johnson; and Audi Middle East – Brand Director, Enrico Atanasio.
H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “At HIA, we have always been keen on providing our passengers with the ultimate experience of traveling in comfort. Our new partnership with Audi is a testimony of our commitment to providing our esteemed guests with the most exquisite services, through this premium international gateway in Qatar.”
This exciting partnership with HIA underlines Audi Qatar’s commitment to provide world-class automotive comfort to its clients. The stunning fleet has been specially flown in from Ingolstadt – the heart of Audi manufacturing in Germany. Renowned for their precise engineering and sophistication, each model will perfectly complement the airport’s cutting-edge facility and further enhance the travel experience of its premium travellers.
“We are delighted to present our most exclusive models for the luxurious limousine service offered by HIA. Audi Qatar has always served its clients’ expectations by providing impeccable performance and sporty elegance. We are confident that the Audi fleet will stand as a valuable asset to Qatar’s award-winning airport,” said Terrence Johnson, Audi AG – Vice President of Overseas Sales.
Hamad International Airport is an award-winning airport that recently won first place on the list of best airports in Middle East and the tenth among worldwide airports according to the Skytrax website. The awards are based on travellers’ feedback on services provided, reflecting quality, ease of service and superior facilities for passengers. HIA offers Qatar Duty Free, a premium shopping emporium with more than 40,000 square meters of combined retail and dining with more than 70 boutiques and 30 cafes and restaurants. In addition to the passenger terminal, HIA’s airport hotels and its Oryx Lounge provide an atmosphere of comfort and luxury, where travelers can enjoy hospitality. Passengers can also take advantage of the food court, smoking room, a business center, a quiet area for relaxation, Internet services as well as a children’s play room, spa and fitness facilities that include a 25 meter indoor pool, a water treatment basin, Gym and squash courts.
Celebrating 35 years of quattro, the all-new Q7, which will be part of the HIA fleet, is a combination of trend-setting design and precision dynamics. The model’s 45 TFSI engine offers a power output of 333hp, achieving an acceleration 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. The RS 6 Avant, with its impressive exterior, sporty fenders and striking air vents with side flaps. And a V8 engine that triggers a unique roar and features the best in range acceleration speeds, reaching a maximum of 305 km/h.
For passengers seeking even greater space and luxury, the A8L is set to thrill with its increased legroom and elegant upholstery. Exerting a power output of 333 bhp, the model’s TFSI engine demonstrates exceptional handling stability, dynamism and agility even for the shortest of distances.
Audi continuously strives to partner with leading institutions in the country to deliver unparalleled levels of quality, commitment and service excellence.