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TRIO OF AWARDS FOR QATAR AIRWAYS AT THE BUSINESS TRAVELLER AWARDS 2015

TRIO OF AWARDS FOR QATAR AIRWAYS AT THE BUSINESS TRAVELLER AWARDS 2015

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways won a trio of awards at the 2015 Business Traveller Awards held in London at the Royal Garden Hotel on 12th October.


The airline’s renowned high quality service was once again recognised as Qatar Airways picked up the awards for Best Airline, Best Business Class Airline and Best Middle Eastern Airline categories, while the oneworld airline alliance, of which Qatar Airways has been a member since 2013, won Best Airline Alliance.


The Business Traveller Awards are voted for by readers of the magazine with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company and are widely recognised as the airline industry’s benchmark for excellence. Readers base their voting on the strength of the airline’s customer service, its route network and services.


Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “This marks the third year that Qatar Airways has received the Best Business Class Airline award and we are both delighted and proud to have now also won Best Airline and Best Middle Eastern Airline. These awards are a reflection of our continuing commitment to provide our passengers with an industry leading service and innovative product throughout their journey.”


Qatar Airways was also recently recognised as one of the leading airlines in the world at the UK Condé Nast Traveller ‘Readers Travel Awards’. The airline was awarded the ‘Best For Business’ accolade and runner-up as the readers’ choice for ‘Leisure Long Haul Travel’.


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.


Qatar Airways is the global launch customer for the Airbus A350 XWB. Featuring the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies, this highly efficient aircraft provides better fuel efficiency and features, with 36 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration and 247 Economy Class seats.


In 2014, the airline also welcomed the bespoke A380 aircraft into its fleet, as well as relocating to the new state-of-the-art hub, Hamad International Airport. The A380 aircraft feature a tri-class configuration of First, Business and Economy Class seating over two decks, designed to offer the airline’s signature service with outstanding in-flight entertainment and service on board.


Qatar Airways 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.


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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. 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.


For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.


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For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222072, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com


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