Cargo carrier named ‘Overall Carrier of the Year’ for the second consecutive year
Award-winning carrier also named ‘Best Cargo Airline in Customer Services’ at the India Cargo Awards
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Cargo has had a tremendously successful month of October by winning two prestigious awards in Asia. The cargo carrier won the ‘Overall Carrier of the Year’ award in the industry choice category at the highly anticipated Payload Asia Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Singapore on 12 October, highlighting its leadership in the air freight industry. Qatar Airways Cargo was also presented with the ‘Best Cargo Airline in Customer Services’ award at a glittering gala organised by the India Cargo Awards in Ahmedabad, India on 14 October.
These highly anticipated events, well-represented by the air cargo community globally, celebrate industry excellence and recognise leaders in air freight for their commitment to outstanding service and achievements in the global air cargo industry.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We thank the awards jury, our customers and business partners for their recognition of Qatar Airways Cargo. Air freight plays a key role in the development of the global economy, and Qatar Airways will continue to seek new opportunities to invest in and grow our cargo business, to benefit not only our customers but the air cargo industry as a whole. Receiving these accolades amidst the current regional diplomatic crisis also highlights the airline’s resilience in the face of these challenges, and demonstrates our market leadership and commitment to customer service and innovation.”
Qatar Airways Cargo was named the ‘Overall Carrier of the Year’ for the second year in a row. The award recognises its market leadership, operational performance, value proposition, innovation and other key factors that set it apart from other carriers. Last year, the cargo carrier won the ‘Overall Carrier of the Year’ award in the Customer Choice category.
The India Cargo Awards support, promote and develop the Indian cargo industry by identifying and rewarding excellence and inspiring air freight stakeholders to continuously raise the standards of product and service offering. The awards are presented across two tiers, ‘North and East’ and ‘West and South’ with the ‘North and East’ edition set to take place in December 2017.
Qatar Airways Cargo recently welcomed its first Boeing 747-8F and its thirteenth Boeing 777F as part of its expansion strategy to offer its customers a young and modern fleet across a truly global network, as well as its first-rate QR Charter solution. The award-winning cargo carrier’s portfolio of distinctive products currently includes QR Pharma, QR Fresh, QR Live and QR Express, offering efficiency and compliance in the handling of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and perishable cargo, transportation of live animals as well as time-critical shipments.
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About Qatar Airways Cargo:
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747-8 freighter.
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About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including St. Petersburg, Russia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Canberra, Australia and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently named ‘Airline of the Year’ by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
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’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 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, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, 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 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 12 Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747-8 freighter.
For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200