DOHA, Qatar– Qatar Airways’ world-class in-flight experience has been awarded the “Best Up In the Air” Experience award during the Future Global Travel Experience 2015. FTEG 2015, held in Las Vegas from September 9th to 11th, is an independent travel conference focused on the theme of “transforming the passenger experience through customer-focused innovation and collaboration.”
The “Best Up in the Air” Experience award focuses on how emerging technology and service will change the in-flight experience by 2025, while highlighting top airlines that are driving these advancements forward. Members of Qatar Airways cabin crew were in attendance to accept the award.
“We are honored to receive this coveted award, particularly from an organisation that is focused on the future of air travel,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. “Through our unparalleled amenities and our dedicated cabin crew, we continually strive to exceed today’s expectations and set new standards for tomorrow’s inflight experience. And thanks to the dedication and hard work of our award-winning Cabin Crew, as exemplified by this accolade, our passengers and fans clearly agree.”
The illustrious award comes at a time when Qatar Airways is expanding and adding significant new direct routes between the United States and Hamad International Airport in Doha. The airline plans to launch non-stop services to Los Angeles, Atlanta and Boston in 2016, along with a second flight to New York JFK. The second daily service to New York as well as the current Philadelphia route will be operated by the airline’s latest flagship Airbus A350 for which Qatar Airways is the Global Launch Customer.
“Our goal is to offer the world’s best aviation services to as many passengers as possible,” said Mr. Rossen Dimitrov, Qatar Airways’ Senior Vice President of Customer Experience. “As we continue to expand out services in the United States, we have every confidence that our award-winning in-flight experience will give American travellers a new appreciation for global aviation.”
Qatar Airways was also honored in 2015 at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards, where the airline was named Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat, and Best Airline in the Middle East.
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.
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