April 15: Qatar Airways has partnered with Qatarat Agricultural Development Company (QADCO) to supply Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) with fresh produce to be served onboard Qatar Airways flights from Doha and at Hamad International Airport (HIA) lounges.
Qatar Airways said in a statement that the two-year agreement between the airline and QADCO demonstrates Qatar Airways’ commitment to contributing toward Qatar’s self-sufficiency goals in support of the Qatar National 2030 vision.
According to the agreement, QACC will purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, including cucumber, cabbage, zucchini, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, onions and herbs, for meals served onboard all cabin classes on Qatar Airways’ flights departing from Doha and at Al Mourjan Business and Al Safwa First Class Lounges.
Senior Vice President of Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Michael Winner, said, “As the national carrier of the State of Qatar, we are proud to support Qatar’s national food security initiatives and collaborate with QADCO to supply us with locally grown fresh produce, picked straight from Qatar farms and brought to QACC kitchens. This agreement marks another milestone in Qatar Airways’ continued commitment to supporting local food security initiatives. We look forward to continue working with local farm producers to strengthen efforts towards Qatar’s sustainable future.”