About Qatar Airways
Welcome to Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways is proud to be one of the youngest global airlines to serve all six continents, and thanks to our customers’ response to our offerings, we are also the world’s fastest-growing airline. We connect more than 150 destinations on the map every day, with a fleet of the latest-generation aircraft, and an unrivalled level of service from our home and hub, the Five-star airport, Hamad International Airport in Doha, the State of Qatar.
Travel today involves a mix of short, medium and long-haul segments, with more people travelling than ever before. With the breadth of network coverage today, virtually no destination is unreachable. This is why the commitment to service is paramount; as our guests are travelling farther and more frequently than ever before, the experience on board is an important part of the journey itself.
Since our launch in 1997, Qatar Airways has earned many awards and accolades, becoming one of an elite group of airlines worldwide to have earned a 5-star rating by Skytrax. Voted Airline of the Year by Skytrax in 2011, 2012, 2015 and most recently in 2017, Qatar Airways has won the confidence of the travelling public. We have accomplished these goals by focusing on the details – how we run the business, and how you experience our airline.
My goal is to make Qatar Airways your airline of choice, offering the flights you want to the destinations you need. That drives this team of more than 46,000 professionals every day, and will continue to motivate us to make Qatar Airways your only airline.
On behalf of everyone at Qatar Airways, we look forward to welcoming you on board, and let us Go Places Together.
Akbar Al Baker
Group Chief Executive
His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, is one of the most recognisable figures in the global aviation industry.
Mr. Akbar Al Baker has been instrumental in shaping the development of Qatar Airways into one of the fastest growing and most highly acclaimed airlines in the world – named ‘Airline of the Year’ in 2017, 2015, 2012 and 2011 by global industry body Skytrax.
Mr. Al Baker has spearheaded the growth of Qatar Airways, which operated only four aircraft in a regional capacity prior to his appointment. Qatar Airways currently flies over 200 aircraft to more than 150 destinations across six continents.
In August 2017, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, was announced as the Chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the prestigious global aviation industry body International Air Transport Association (IATA), coming in to effect June 2018. In November 2017 he was proudly named ‘Aviation Executive of the Year’ by CAPA Centre for Aviation in recognition of his global influence and visionary approach to the airline industry. H.E. Mr. Al Baker is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) and is a non-executive Director of Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAH) - the company responsible for the running and development of the UK’s largest airport. In June 2015 the President of the Republic of France, François Hollande, presented H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker with the Legion of Honour in recognition of his leadership in the aviation industry.
A highly motivated individual, Mr. Al Baker has been a successful businessman in Doha for more than 25 years, holds a private pilot license, and is also CEO of several divisions of Qatar’s national airline – these being Qatar Executive, Hamad International Airport, Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Qatar Distribution Company, Qatar Duty Free and Internal Media Services to name a few.
Born in Doha, he is a graduate in Economics and Commerce and worked at various levels in the Civil Aviation Directorate before becoming Qatar Airways’ Group Chief Executive in 1997.