Qatar Airways continues to meet the industry standard for environmental management, while extending scope to be the most comprehensive in the industry.
DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was proud to receive recognition of its continued commitment to environmental management at International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Board of Governors meeting last week.
During the meeting held in in Geneva on 05 December 2019, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, was presented with a certificate by Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO of IATA, confirming the renewal of the airlines’ status under Stage 2 of IATA’s Environmental Assessment programme (IEnvA).
Notable to this achievement is that Qatar Airways has also extended the scope of its certification to be the most comprehensive in the industry, covering flight operations and corporate activities, as well as catering and cabin services, cargo operations and ground handling activities, and maintenance, repair and overhaul activities. Qatar Airways’ certification, also acknowledges its success in meeting the industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation.
During the event, H. E. Mr. Al Baker said “I am pleased to receive this certificate acknowledging the robustness of our systematic approach to environmental management. We remain committed to our drive for sustainability throughout our operations by promoting environmental leadership and awareness, and aligning to international standards like IEnvA.”
Mr. de Juniac said “Congratulations to Qatar Airways for achieving the highest level of IEnvA certification. Sustainability in all aspects is essential for our industry and Qatar Airways has demonstrated significant leadership in the area of environmental management. The IATA Environmental Assessment Programme combines the latest operational expertise and standards to help airlines address environmental performance, and I hope more airlines will follow Qatar’s lead in pursuing certification.”
IATA’s IEnvA programme is a voluntary evaluation system designed to independently assess and improve the environmental management of airlines. IEnvA Stage 2 Standards represent the highest level of IEnvA compliance and require an airline to demonstrate ongoing environmental performance improvement. Qatar Airways has been accredited to IEnvA Stage 2 since December 2017, and its comprehensive environmental management system provides the foundation for delivering continual improvement against its environmental policy and objectives.
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About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 160 business and leisure destinations on board a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft. The world’s fastest-growing airline has added a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network this year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia and Gaborone, Botswana, in 2019 to its extensive route network along with Luanda, Angola; and Osaka, Japan, following in 2020.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.
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, 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 2022 World Cup, 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 to more than 160 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than 250 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 21 Boeing 777 freighters and five Airbus A330 freighters.
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