Qatar Airways joins forces with Qatarat Agricultural Development Company

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways recently inked a two-year agreement with Qatarat Agricultural Development Company (QADCO).

QADCO will now supply Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) with fresh produce, which will be served onboard Qatar Airways flights from Doha and at Doha Hamad International Airport’s lounges.

This new alliance highlights Qatar Airways’ dedication to contributing toward Qatar’s self-sufficiency goals in support of the Qatar National 2030 vision.

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QACC will purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for meals served in all cabin classes on Qatar Airways’ flights departing from Doha and at Al Mourjan Business and Al Safwa First Class Lounges.

Commenting on the news was senior vice president, QACC, Michael Winner: “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 continuing work with local farm producers to strengthen efforts toward Qatar’s sustainable future.”

Meanwhile, general manager, QADCO, Thawab Al Kuwari also noted: “We are delighted to supply Qatar Airways with our fresh produce. Our crops are picked straight from the farm, sorted, packed and delivered to our clients, thereby maintaining the freshness of the crops. We are cultivating different varieties of vegetables and fruits to cater to the diverse preferences of Qatar’s market and Qatar Airways’ passengers. We aim to expand our variety of produce offerings in the near future.”

QADCO, the agricultural arm of Specialised International Services, manages two farms spanning over 600 hectares: Al Wabra in the Al Shaniya area, dedicated to fully-computerised greenhouses, and Umm Qarn in northern Qatar. The company’s aim is to promote self-sufficiency in unproductive and stagnant farms by incorporating new agricultural technologies.