Frankfurt, 30 March 2022: Lufthansa City Center International (LCCI) names Qatar Airways one of its preferred airlines for 2022. The annual cooperation is designed to promote Qatar Airways and its product to 87 countries of the international network of Lufthansa City Center agencies across the world.
Through this cooperation with one of the world’s largest travel agency franchise networks, Qatar Airways continues to display its commitment to the travel agency sales channel. As a part of this cooperation, Qatar Airways offers international Lufthansa City Center agencies (LCC) special discounts on select routes in select cabins. Concurrently, LCCI conducts a range of special activities to create awareness and promote the airline’s product innovations across the agencies.
As Official Airline of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ staged in Qatar towards the end of the year, this cooperation comes at an opportune time for LCC agencies to create special itineraries to take in this footballing spectacle.
With an ideal mix of corporate and leisure agencies, the international Lufthansa City Center network also fits well into the long-term vision of promoting Qatar as a preferred destination for business as well as tourism.
Announcing the cooperation, Matt Raos, Senior Vice President, Qatar Airways said “As Qatar Airways gets ready to welcome visiting FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ fans from across the world over the coming months, our partnership with LCCI could not have come at a more opportune time. As one of the world’s largest independent travel agency franchise networks, the agreement with LCCI is further proof of Qatar Airways’ commitment to the travel agency sales channel as a critical element of the airline’s vision in promoting Qatar as a destination for both business and leisure.”
Martina Groenegres, Managing Director of the franchise headquarters Lufthansa City Center International (LCCI) in her comments said “We are delighted to announce Qatar Airways as one of our preferred global airline partners. We see a constantly rising demand into the Middle East and particularly to Qatar with the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. We count on Qatar Airways’ excellent network for individually packaged products at premium quality for this top relevant destination.”
About Qatar Airways:
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021).
About Lufthansa City Center:
Lufthansa City Center (LCC) is the world's largest independent franchise company in the travel agency market with 500 offices in over 85 countries and a total turnover of 5,43 billion Euros (business year 2019). LCC is active in the leisure (tourism) and corporate (business travel) sectors. The chain of owner-managed medium-sized travel agencies includes 270 offices with around 2,000 employees in Germany. Outside of its home market Germany (which is operated by the German franchisor Lufthansa City Center Reisebüropartner GmbH), the travel agency network employs around 2,300 people in 230 offices. Responsible for all world-wide agencies is Lufthansa City Center International GmbH, the international franchisor located in Frankfurt/Germany. Lufthansa City Center offer a global programme with local relevance to nurture the cultural differences and dynamics required in each market. A global presence with local capabilities ensures the best opportunity for delivering exceptional customer service. Further information is available at lufthansa-city-center.com/en.