QACC played a pivotal role in securing Qatar Airways the ‘Best Food & Beverage’ award for the year 2022 in the APEX Passenger Choice Awards®
DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC), the aircraft catering subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group, has reached a new milestone in its road to recovery from the challenges of COVID-19 after preparing more than 16 million meals for passengers travelling on-board Qatar Airways, Qatar Executive and other airlines departing from the award-winning Hamad International Airport (HIA) in 2021.
Located at HIA, QACC operates an ultramodern 69,000 square metre state-of-the-art facility, with the capacity to supply 175,000 meals per day. As of today, QACC is now serves more than 100,000 meals per day, highlighting Qatar Airways’ remarkable growth and recovery over the course of the last 20 months.
Catering Services Acting Senior Vice President, Mr. Sascha Von Wolfersdorf, said: “Reflecting on this milestone after what has been aviation’s most challenging chapter, it is encouraging and reassuring to see travel back on the path to recovery. This achievement underpins QACC’s flexibility and agility to cater to the increase in demand, with the uptick of travel.
“I am optimistic about the future and confident we will see further growth. This is why we have invested in plans for a second unit that will involve acquiring and installing new production lines, to help meet the future catering needs of Qatar Airways that aligns with its continuous growth and the anticipated demand for travel around the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.”
The catering subsidiary played a pivotal role in helping Qatar Airways win the ‘Best Food & Beverage’ APEX Passenger Choice Awards® for for the year 2022 and the Skytrax award for the ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’ for the year 2021. In addition to scooping two awards from the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2021, the gold winner for ‘Catering Innovation of the Year’, and the Readers’ Vote award for the ‘Best Onboard Snack in Business and First Class’.
QACC is also pursuing an in-house laboratory accreditation that will reduce costs and unlock future revenue streams by allowing it to become an authorised food testing facility for the State of Qatar. In addition, QACC is planning a greenhouse farming project that will lead to self-sufficiency in micro-herbs and green vegetation to help reduce the carbon footprint caused by imported goods.
QACC is proud to be the first in-flight catering business in Europe and the Middle East to attain Food Safety Systems Certification in manufacturing FSSC 22000 V5 Category C (III) in 2020. This certification proves the vigorous hygiene and food safety practices implemented by the business, which also formed a solid foundation in COVID-19 crisis management and preparedness.
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About Qatar Airways:
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021).
Hamad International Airport (HIA), the airline’s home and hub, was recently announced as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ in the Skytrax 2021 World Airport Awards. HIA has been steadily rising in the ‘World’s Best Airports’ rankings since the start of its operations in 2014.
Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.
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 160 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, B777, A350, 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 World Cup Qatar 2022TM, 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, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight in the belly-hold deck of passenger aircraft to an extensive network. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 26 Boeing 777 freighters and six B777-300ER mini freighters.
Qatar Executive is the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group. Luxury jet services are available for worldwide charter on board the operator’s wholly-owned business jet fleet. Qatar Executive is the launch customer for Gulfstream’s G700, the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 and largest commercial operator of the G650ER worldwide. Qatar Executive’s service portfolio also includes aircraft management, maintenance and Fixed Based Operator services.
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Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Source: Qatar Airways