LOS ANGELES, USA – In a magnificent reception held by Global Traveller magazine, Qatar Airways was awarded three honours: Best Airline for International First Class, Best First-Class Seat Design and, for the third time, Best Airline in the Middle East. The event, held in The Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel, was attended by over 25 other industry representatives and also marked the start of the Global Traveller’s charitable initiative for The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society.
The Global Traveller Awards, celebrating their 13th year, are noted for being reader-driven. The 2016 voting process included more than 22,000 voters from across the United States in over a dozen categories; highlighting the stiff competition for these prestigious titles. Readers of Global Traveler are known for their extensive international flying and preference for First and Business Class travel.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways takes pride in the many awards bestowed upon us and to win recognition from passengers who are familiar with the ins and outs of international travel, is especially rewarding. Providing the world’s best Premium Class travel continues to be our goal. For luxury global trips, there is no better choice than Qatar Airways’ award-winning service.”
Qatar Airways' First Class cabin features eight suites on the upper deck of the A380 in a 1-2-1 configuration. Each seat features a 90-inch pitch with a fully lie-flat bed, 26-inch HD in-flight entertainment screen and direct aisle access. The First Class cabin also offers features exclusive spa-inspired bathrooms with luxurious amenities to ensure passengers enjoy a comfortable and leisurely flight.
Likewise, Qatar Airways Business Class continues to receive top mentions from around the world; including Skytrax “World’s Best Business Class” and “Best Business Class” from Business Traveller Awards. In the past few months, Qatar Airways was awarded “Airline with the Best Business Class Service in the World” and “Best Airline in the Middle East” from Business Traveller USA; plus Travel Weekly recognised the airline’s International Business Class experience on the A350 aircraft with a Gold award. The airline will introduce a new Business Class concept in the first quarter of 2017, refreshing an already award-winning product and taking it to the next level.
Global Traveller prides itself on connecting business travellers with the latest in travel trends and offerings. Qatar Airways has been frequently featured in the magazine as the airline continues to raise the bar of quality service in the air. The oneworld alliance took home the title of “Best Airline Alliance.” Qatar Airways has been a member of the oneworld since 2013.
About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is proud to be Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways has been awarded World’s Best Airline, World's Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
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.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight 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 and 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 proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways sponsors world-leading sports teams including FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC reflecting 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 international 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