Qatar Airways’ frequent flyer programme (FFP) Privilege Club announces that its Platinum members can now access HIA’s exclusive Al Safwa First Class Lounge when flying Business Class with up to two guest passes.

Platinum-tier Privilege Club members travelling Business Class with Qatar Airways can enjoy the Al Safwa five-star experience at HIA, which includes an a la carté fine dining, state-of-the-art media and business facilities, and a tranquil spa.

The Al Safwa First Class Lounge is a gleaming example of Arabian grandeur and elite exclusivity in a refined setting. Recognised as one of the World’s Best First-Class Lounges, this deluxe facility is based on level three of concourse B at HIA, is designed to offer a luxurious and culturally enriching premium experience for customers.

Previously Platinum Privilege Club members were only able to access the HIA lounge applicable to their cabin of travel, with their guest entitlement restricted to use of the dedicated FFP lounges – the First Class and Business Class lounges.

Privilege Club launched in 2000 as a form of appreciation to Qatar Airways’ loyal passengers, offering them the opportunity to earn Qmiles when travelling on Qatar Airways, oneworld airlines, or any of the airlines’ partners.

Platinum level is the premier tier of membership available in Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club frequent flyer programme. Membership benefits include:

  • A range of online booking
  • Qatar Duty Free (QDF) shopping discounts
  • Extra Qcredits
  • Additional baggage allowance
  • 100 per cent Qmiles mileage bonus on all eligible flights

The airline was also recently named ‘Airline of the Year’ for the fifth time by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘Best Business Class Seat’, and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.

HIA has recently been ranked as the fourth best airport in the world at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2019. The airport has been ranked as a five-star Airport and was honoured with the title of ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the fifth year in a row and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East’ for the fourth year in a row.