Story dated:Friday April 22nd, 2016,10 30:am

cx3u0108_14345555048_oQatar Airways has entered into an agreement with the American International Group (AIG) to offer Travel Guard insurance to all Qatar Airways customers booking flights and holidays in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait.

AIG’s Travel Guard programme offers three levels of insurance coverage and is designed to suit the individual needs of each customer including the highest level of medical expense coverage, trip interruption, travel delays, lost baggage, emergency travel services and more. Qatar Airways customers in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait can benefit from the value-added programme for all their business and leisure travel and will receive an online certificate when they choose to buy the insurance cover.

“We are very confident that our partnership with AIG will bring even more peace of mind to our passengers at every stage of their journey,” said Mr. Ishfaq Jalal, Qatar Airways VP GCC, Levant, Iran, Iraq & Yemen. “Travel Guard is one of the most sophisticated travel insurance products on the market, backed by AIG’s award-winning assistance and claims service that spans the world.”

Later this year, the Travel Guard offer will be extended to Qatar Airways passengers from selected point of origin, in Europe, the United States, India, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and parts of Africa. Travel Guard provides 24-hour assistance and comprehensive coverage to customers in more than 100 countries across the globe.

“We are excited to be able to offer Travel Guard to passengers of the world’s five-star airline,” said Jeff Rutledge, Chief Executive Officer of AIG Travel. “This is a strategic relationship to provide Travel Guard products and services to more people around the globe. Qatar Airways is one of the fastest-growing and most awarded airlines in the history of the aviation industry. We look forward to a fruitful and long-lasting partnership.”

Travel Guard customers have 24/7 access to a dedicated team of multi-lingual staff, doctors, nurses and security personnel. AIG’s eight global service centres are strategically located at key locations worldwide, so the Travel Guard team can help resolve any emergency quickly and effectively. The AIG protection can be purchased by logging in to the ‘Manage Booking’ application on the Qatar Airways website at, offering customers personalised insurance at the click of a button.

About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 181 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Last year, Qatar Airways launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 3,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 181 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.

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About AIG:

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance organization serving customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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Evren Sandikci, Communications and Marketing Lead, Mena Zone EMEA, +971 56 995 4899