DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has been voted “Best Middle Eastern Airline” for the tenth consecutive year at the 26th Annual TTG Travel Awards. The latest win seals a decade of success for Qatar Airways at the TTG Travel Awards, organised by one of the most respected trade magazines in the Asia Pacific.
Readers based their voting on the strength of the airline’s customer service, route network, services and also its innovation marketing and advertising programmes and initiatives.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “To retain this accolade for 10 consecutive years is a tremendous achievement – it speaks volumes about the commitment and quality of the entire Qatar Airways team who work tirelessly to provide unforgettable inflight experiences for our passengers. We take pride in offering our passengers best-in-class hospitality whenever they fly with us and we are delighted that our efforts have paid off."
Qatar Airways South East Asia South West Pacific Senior Vice President, Mr. Marwan Koleilat, accepted the award on behalf of the airline in Bangkok, Thailand.
Said Mr. Koleilat: “We would like to thank our travel partners in Asia Pacific for this recognition and for their vote of confidence and unwavering support over the past decade. Asia Pacific continues to be one of our key priority markets and we remain dedicated to delivering the excellent service and product our passengers have come to expect from Qatar Airways.”
Asia-based passengers have much to look forward to: from more new and exciting destinations in Qatar Airways’ expanding global network, to more opportunities to try the Airline of the Year’s award-winning hospitality and services for themselves on routes such as Manila and Jakarta which has seen recent flight frequency increases.
Testament to Asia’s importance to Qatar Airways, the Doha-based carrier became the first airline to operate the world’s newest aircraft – the A350 – to Singapore and the Asia Pacific region on May 11, 2015. Other destinations where Asia-based passengers can look forward to experiencing unprecedented levels of comfort on the state-of-the-art A350 aircraft include Frankfurt and Munich, and Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston from next year.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation and today flies a modern fleet of 166 aircraft to 152 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. At this year’s Skytrax Awards, the airline was named Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East.
The 26th TTG Travel Awards honoured 84 stellar organisations and individuals in the travel industry this year. The Awards is organised by TTG Asia, with the support of TTG China, TTG India, TTGmice, TTG-BTmice China, TTG associations and TTG Asia Luxury.
Notes to Editors:
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 166 aircraft flying to 152 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won 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.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third 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 Wifi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s fifth 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 166 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes six Airbus 330, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
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