The airline was presented with the prestigious industry award for exceptional on-board catering innovation
DOHA, Qatar, 2016-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been awarded Best Premium Service Concept 2016 for exceptional on-board catering innovation from the Mercurys Awards. The accolade was presented to the airline during a ceremony held at the Shangri-La Abu Dhabi, as part of the SIAL Middle East and On-board Catering show.
The Mercurys is a long-established international travel catering award that recognises exceptional food and beverage services delivered throughout the travel industry.
Qatar Airways was commended for providing its premium passengers with healthy and nourishing menu choices using the freshest of ingredients. Qatar Airways serves an award-winning on-board menu offering premium passengers extraordinary cuisine designed by world-renowned chefs as well as on-demand à la carte service.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Customer Experience, Mr. Rossen Dimitrov, said, “It is an honour to be named as the Best Premium Service Concept provider at the Mercurys Awards 2016. This prestigious industry award recognises the commitment that Qatar Airways has to providing its travellers with the very best service and is testament to our investment in innovation, and our dedication to exceeding our passengers’ expectations.”
This latest award joins a number of many distinguished accolades the airline has recently won, having been named Airline of the Year by the CAPA Centre for Aviation, Best Full Service Airline in Western Asia at the FTE Asia Expo, Middle East Airline of the Year at the Aviation Business Awards and Best Business Class as well as Best Middle Eastern Airline at the Business Travellers Awards; to name but a few.
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in aviation history, operating one of the youngest fleets with an average age of five years. With a rapidly growing network of more than 150 destinations across six continents, Qatar Airways connects passengers globally through its state-of-the-art hub at Hamad International Airport in Doha.
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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 191 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 191 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, 11 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.
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