BEIJING, China – Qatar Airways has once again been named Best Middle East Airline Serving China at the 2015 Business Traveller China Awards, picking up the award for the fourth consecutive year.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “To be recognised and counted among the best airlines serving the Chinese market is a great honour for Qatar Airways. We are delighted to have won this accolade for the fourth straight year and would like to thank all our valued passengers who have travelled with us and who voted for us. This win underscores our commitment to providing unforgettable flight experiences through our five-star service.”
Mr. Paul Johannes, Vice President of Qatar Airways North Asia, accepted the award at the ceremony held in Beijing on Friday night, which gathered leading players from the aviation, travel and trade industries, recognising their efforts and dedication to the industry.
“Our success stems from our philosophy to place passenger experience at the centre of our business and to offer an unrivalled five-star service for all travellers,” added Mr. Johannes. “We have been in China for more than a decade, and the Chinese market is one of great importance to us. We remain deeply committed to this region and to serving the travel needs of our Chinese travellers with our award-winning service.”
Qatar Airways started operations in China in 2003, with Shanghai being the first port of call. Since then, Qatar Airways has expanded to seven cities in Greater China, including Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Chongqing, Chengdu and Hangzhou, with 45 weekly non-stop flights to Doha, connecting passengers seamlessly to more than 150 destinations globally.
The Business Traveller China Awards are based on readers’ votes with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company. Readers consist of frequent travellers in China who cast their vote for the top airline and hospitality organisations in the industry. Voters base their selection on the strength of the airline’s customer service, its route network and services. Conducted for over 10 years, the awards have created an industry-wide benchmark for excellence in China.
Besides continued success at the Business Traveller China Awards, Qatar Airways was also recently recognised as Best Full Service Airline in Western Asia at the Future Travel Experience Asia Expo, 2015, and Best Airline, Best Business Class Airline and Best Middle Eastern Airline at the Business Traveller Awards held in London last month. The airline also received the Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline has won the accolade of Airline of the Year.
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About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 18th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 170 aircraft flying to 152 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2014 by Skytrax for the second year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Qatar Airways recently launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 2,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 40 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 170 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes six Airbus 330, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
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