DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways has once again been recognised as one of the leading airlines in the world in the recent Condé Nast Traveller ‘Readers Travel Awards’ held in London, United Kingdom.
The airline was awarded the coveted ‘Best for Business’ accolade with readers highlighting Qatar Airways’ industry leading on-board experience and premium lounges.
Through its network of more than 150 destinations around the globe, Qatar Airways is able to seamlessly connect leisure and business passengers with minimal transfer times in the Middle East, while providing an on-board level of comfort for which it is renowned the world over, inclusive of on-board Wi-Fi, a flexible dine-on-demand service in Business Class and the travel advantages bestowed upon it as part of the world’s largest global airline alliance, oneworld.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are honoured to be recognised as the ‘Best for Business’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller. Such an accolade is a direct reflection of our passengers’ satisfaction in the service we provide and we remain committed to providing the very best experience to our guests throughout their journey. Qatar Airways continues to set the industry standard in airline travel with our modern fleet and extensive business and leisure destinations via Hamad International Airport, Doha.”
Contributing to the overall Business Class passenger experience, Qatar Airways has in recent years introduced a number of enhancements, including the opening of the world’s largest Business Class lounge, Al Mourjan, at the airline’s hub and home, Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar; a complete revamp of the airline’s in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One, with more than 3,000 entertainment options – the most of any airline, alongside newly introduced Giorgio Armani amenity kits; new on-board menus and seamless transfers through one of the world’s newest airport gateways, Hamad International Airport in Doha, the State of Qatar.
Over the last year Qatar Airways announced an unprecedented expansion of its network with new destinations launching in 2016 including the recent addition of Adelaide; Atlanta; Birmingham; Boston; Los Angeles; Marrakech; Pisa; Ras Al Khaimah; Sydney; and Yerevan, and services soon to be launched to Windhoek; Helsinki; Krabi; and Seychelles.
The airline is set to expand further in 2017, and will commence services to Auckland, which will be the world’s longest commercial flight; Lusaka; Skopje and Nice.
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.
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About Qatar Airways
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, 10 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.