The national carrier to the state of Qatar was named Best Long-Haul Airline, Best Business Class, Best Middle Eastern Airline and Best Inflight Food and Beverage
Doha, Qatar – Qatar Airways took home four new awards at the prestigious 2022 Business Traveller Awards, continuing to lead the industry with its hard-earned reputation for offering a world-class onboard experience. With over 200 industry leaders in attendance at London’s Royal Garden Hotel on Monday, 31 October, the award-winning airline was named Best Long-Haul Airline, Best Business Class, Best Middle Eastern Airline and Best Inflight Food and Beverage.
The Business Traveller Awards event is industry recognised for excellence and has been embedded in the business, travel, and hospitality calendar for more than 30 years. On an annual basis, the readers of the magazine complete surveys, conducted by an independent market research company, to recognise different entities and their services.
Qatar Airways’ hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), has also been awarded the title Best Airport in The Middle East, matching the airline’s commitment to providing passengers with seamless services. Alongside the airline’s achievements, Qatar Airways additionally celebrates its membership of oneworld®, as it claimed Best Airline Alliance.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “As we are less than 20 days away from hosting the biggest football event in the Middle East, receiving four new awards from Business Traveller further illustrates our readiness to provide seamless and exceptional services. We believe that achieving these prestigious awards showcases our commitment to our passengers as we look forward to welcoming everyone to experience our pristine services during one of the most exciting global events.”
Commenting on this year’s awards Tom Otley, Editorial Director of Business Traveller, said: “Although the annual Business Traveller Awards continued during the pandemic, this was our first chance to meet again in person and celebrate properly. These companies have been through so much in the intervening period, so it was wonderful to be able to recognise those who our readers felt had really performed in the most difficult of circumstances. I’d like to thank all of those involved in the Awards, and thank our readers for their voting.”
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2022 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence having won the main prize for an unprecedented seventh time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022), while also being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.