DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has been announced as the winner of two prestigious accolades at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2016 – Airline with the Best Business Class, and Best Airport Lounge in the Middle East for the Al Mourjan Business Lounge in Hamad International Airport. Award winners are determined through votes cast by the readers of the prestigious industry magazine, Business Traveller Middle East, making Qatar Airways a firm favourite of business travellers across the region.
Mr. Ishfaq Jalal, Vice President - GCC, Levant, Iran, Iraq & Yemen at Qatar Airways, collected the award for Airline with the Best Business Class, and Mr. Abdulaziz Al Mass, Vice President, Commercial and Marketing at Qatar Airways received the award of Best Airport Lounge in the Middle East Award during a ceremony held on 24 April at Palazzo Versace, Dubai.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, commented on the win: “Qatar Airways is committed to going above and beyond by creating memorable experiences for our passengers whenever they fly with us. We are proud to have had our Business Class and Business Lounge facilities recognised by Business Traveller Middle East’s readers, demonstrating the service excellence we deliver is a winning strategy for the people who matter most to us. Recognition from our passengers, as well as from industry specialists such as Business Traveller Middle East, encourages us to continue to develop our offering by taking our exceptional services one step further, both on the ground and in the air.”
The awards were received on the opening night of this year’s Arabian Travel Market, at which Qatar Airways has been showcasing its world-renowned award-winning service and hospitality, that, combined with its innovative products, demonstrate the airline’s commitment to delivering its new philosophy, Going Places Together. Qatar Airways aims to create memorable experiences for passengers as they travel across the airline’s global network.
On April 27, coinciding with the official opening of Dubai International Airport’s Concourse D, Qatar Airways will launch its new Dubai Premium Lounge. Situated near Gate 15 in Concourse D, the Dubai Premium Lounge is available to First and Business Class passengers, as well as Privilege Club Platinum and Gold members, who can enjoy the lounge’s facilities which are set within a modern and a sophisticated space for travellers to relax and rejuvenate before their journey.
Decorated with artistic Arabic calligraphy, Mediterranean-style tiles and calming water fountains, the Dubai Premium Lounge features private family zones, shower facilities, spacious seating areas and serves fresh international cuisine.
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 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 182 aircraft flying to more than 150 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 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.
In 2015 Qatar Airways 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 3,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and 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 is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways’ strategy reflects the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 182 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
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