Discounts of up to 40% on fares lead a week-long global sale promotion by Qatar Airways from today (Tuesday).

Special discounts for families with children are included together with a special ‘companion offer’ in business and first class.

The promotion also includes raffle prizes for passengers, including up to one million Qmiles from Qatar Airways Privilege Club, holidays and discounts from Qatar Duty Free.

Passengers will also have the chance to earn double Qmiles on all bookings made until January 16 with travel validity until December 10.

Economy class fares covered in the ‘global travel boutique’ offer start at £449 to Bangkok, £479 to Singapore, £549 to Bali, £579 to Cape Town and £599 to Perth.

Business Class returns start at £1,889 to Bangkok, £2,249 to Bali and £3,159 to Auckland with further discounts offered on recently-launched destinations.

Fares are available from the carrier’s five UK gateways of Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Cardiff to Doha starting on May 1.

Qatar Airways chief commercial officer Ehab Amin said: “We are delighted to usher in 2018 with our global travel boutique promotion, our first sales campaign of the year.

“This promotion follows the success of last year’s global travel boutique campaign, offering our passengers tremendous discounts on fares across all cabin classes.”