DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways was the official host of the 25th annual International Association of Airline Internal Auditors (IAAIA) conference which took place in Doha last week. The audit conference, designed specifically for aviation professionals, drew delegates from more than 50 airlines around the world.
Themed ‘The journey from conformance to performance’, the conference featured a variety of topics on airline auditing, with a focus on sustainable success.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, addressed delegates who travelled to Qatar to attend the conference: “We are pleased to welcome all delegates to this special conference on auditing for the airline industry. Implementing the finest auditing principles is integral to our multi-faceted business, and we are glad to have a dedicated forum in which to share best practice and elevate auditing methods.”
The conference featured speakers from major audit firms; PwC, Ernst & Young, Deloitte and airline representatives.
The three day conference included sessions about key emerging audit issues and trends, airline cost control and a holistic approach to airline risk management.
Qatar Airways Vice President of Audit Ms. Aneta Wojtun, said: “Auditing in the aviation industry requires a delicate balance between conformance and effective delivery that paves the way to successful growth. Airline auditing has a role to play in the overall success of each carrier, and this forum uncovers best practices that will benefit all delegates.”
Qatar Airways is currently ranked by industry audit Skytrax as World's Best Business Class and operates a fleet of 190 aircraft to more than 150 destinations worldwide.
Notes to Editors:
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 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 190 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World's Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
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.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ inflight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. 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 award-winning 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 190 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, 11 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.
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