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All-female Qatar Airways team draws ribbon in the sky for breast cancer awareness

Qatar Airways is offering the 'Think Pink' experience to its passengers for October [Getty/ Archive]

Date of publication: 18 October, 2020

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'Think Pink' flight QR9901 drew a ribbon in the sky over Qatar to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
An all-female Qatar Airways flight drew a ribbon in the sky over the Gulf state on Saturday to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The flight path of the plane replicated the pink ribbon symbol  used as the international symbol of breast cancer awareness. 

Special flight QR9901, called the 'Think Pink' flight, was piloted and staffed by an all-women cabin crew, alongside a female ATC controller, engineer technologist and dispatcher.

"In support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Boeing Airplane 787 Dreamliner drew the iconic ribbon in the sky," Qatar Airways tweeted on Saturday.

"Women across different departments have played a role with today’s Think Pink flight, helping to create the iconic ribbon to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month," it added.

The flight took off just after 6 a.m. from Doha's 
Hamad International Airport and returned at 7:26.

The 'Think Pink' flight is one of the airline's latest events aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer - a disease which claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

For the month of October, the Qatar Airways is offering the 'Think Pink' experience to passengers in its flights and lounges, with pink-themed menus and amenity kits.

The airline is also holding awareness-building activities for employees, including webinars and fundraising events, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Earlier this month, Qatar Airways staged a mass giveaway to mark World Teachers Day, offering 21,000 teachers a complimentary return flight and a discount as a thank you for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The company staged a similar giveaway to mark World Nurses' Day in March, offering 100,000 health care workers a complimentary flight as a thank you for their efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

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