DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways was awarded Best Business Class and Best Middle Eastern Airline at the 2016 Business Traveller Awards held in London on 3 October.
The airline’s renowned high-quality service was once again recognised as it received the two prestigious awards, presented by British author and broadcaster Ben Fogle.
Qatar Airways offers Business Class passengers unrivalled comfort in the air and on the ground. On board passengers can relax in seats that recline into fully lie-flat beds, enjoy the convenience of all aisle access seating and an a la carte menu served on request by our award winning crew, and up to 3,000 entertainment options on individual television screens.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are proud to have once again been recognised as the Best Business Class and Best Middle Eastern Airline. These awards continue to demonstrate our commitment to provide our passengers with industry leading service, a modern fleet of aircraft and innovative products to provide our passengers with the very best journey.”
Premium passengers have access to a range of luxury lounges such as the Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge in Doha, Heathrow Premium Lounge and DXB Premium Lounge in Dubai, all of which offer a selection of fine dining options and world-class facilities.
The awards ceremony, which has been running for over 30 years, was attended by over 300 industry leaders and the winners were voted for by readers of the international magazine.
The Best Airline Alliance was also presented to oneworld, which Qatar Airways has been a member of since 2013.
Qatar Airways recently accepted three separate accolades at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards held at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom. Air travellers chose Qatar Airways as the World's Best Business Class, Best Business Class Airline Lounge and the Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East. The consumer-voted awards recognised the airline for its commitment to offering passengers an unrivalled travelling experience.
In 2016 travellers continued to see Qatar Airways expand its global reach, with over a dozen new destinations to explore. The airline has launched routes to Los Angeles (USA), Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), Sydney (Australia), Boston (USA), Birmingham (UK), Adelaide (Australia), Yerevan (Armenia), Atlanta (USA), Marrakech (Morocco), Pisa (Italy), Windhoek (Namibia).Service to Helsinki (Finland) starts 10 October, with Krabi (Thailand) and Seychelles will follow later in the year.
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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