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Qatar Airways Named Asia’s Most Preferred Airline

Qatar Airways Named Asia’s Most Preferred Airline

The Doha-based airline was honoured for outstanding service and hospitality at a ceremony held in Dubai, attended by leading figures from across the Asian business community.


The awards covered more than 20 categories, including business innovation, human resources, corporate responsibility and products and services.


Qatar Airways’ win follows a string of recent accolades for the airline, including being named Airline of the Year by industry audit Skytrax, Best Airline in the Middle East and Africa by Business Traveller Asia Pacific magazine and Best Airline in the Middle East and Africa by readers of Asian travel trade title, TTG Asia.


Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said that the latest award reflected the company’s world class standards.


“At Qatar Airways we pride ourselves on offering our customers the highest levels of service and comfort which they expect and fully deserve,” he said.
 
“This includes comfort onboard our ultra modern fleet of aircraft with our award-winning cuisine, attentive service and the latest technology and interactive entertainment for all passengers on our wide-body aircraft which operate to and from Asia.


“We are also continuing to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in our current and future airport facilities and we remain on track for moving to our brand new airport in Doha next year that promises to give passengers an even greater travel experience.


Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Aeropolitical, Interline and Industry Affairs, Ali Al Rais, who collected the award on behalf of the airline, said: “This award demonstrates Qatar Airways’ rapid growth throughout Asia, and is a vote of confidence from our passengers from across the region.


“Winning this award is an honorable achievement after reaching many other milestones this year, including the launch of 12 new destinations, with four more planned over the next few months.”


Over 30 per cent of Qatar Airways’ global coverage is in the Far East, South East Asia and South Asia.


Qatar Airways flies to over 100 diverse business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America with a modern fleet of 100 aircraft.


So far this year, Qatar Airways has added 12 destinations to its international map – Bucharest, Budapest, Brussels, Stuttgart, Aleppo, Shiraz, Venice, Montreal, Medina, Kolkata, Sofia, Oslo  – and is gearing up for more route expansion with a further two destinations – Entebbe and Chongqing – being inducted into the network next month.


Qatar Airways operates one of the youngest fleet of aircraft in the skies today. It has orders worth over US$ 40 billion for more than 200 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s, A320 Family of aircraft and Bombardier corporate jets. The rapid expansion of Qatar Airways prompted the State of Qatar to embark on one of its biggest projects – the construction of a brand new international airport in Doha, which is scheduled to open in 2012.



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