- Airline once again named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” by Money magazine in recognition of its outstanding hospitality, value and prestige
- Qatar Airways earlier this month won the APEX Passenger Choice award™ for ‘Best Overall Airline: Middle East’; ‘Best Food and Beverage: Middle East’; ‘Best Cabin Service: Middle East’; and ‘Best Seat Comfort: Middle East’ by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX)
DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways has been named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” by the esteemed Money magazine’s 2018 “Best in Travel” awards for the second consecutive year. The award, one of the highest honors in the industry, recognises the airline for its unparalleled value, comfort and prestige, and complements a triumphant 2017, which saw the airline receive more than 50 awards across multiple categories.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to once again receive this respected award from Money magazine, as it demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the finest in the industry to our passengers. We enjoyed a record-breaking year in 2017, claiming multiple accolades worldwide, including the prestigious Skytrax ‘Airline of the Year’ award, all thanks to the unwavering support from our dedicated customers. With this award from Money magazine, we look forward to another successful year ahead in 2018.”
The Money magazine annual “Best in Travel” awards are presented to companies that demonstrate exemplary quality of service and receive high praise from customers in overall value. In 2017, Qatar Airways won “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” and was the runner-up for the title of “Best Overall International Airline.”
Earlier this month Qatar Airways was awarded the APEX Passenger Choice award™ for ‘Best Overall Airline: Middle East’; ‘Best Food and Beverage: Middle East’; ‘Best Cabin Service: Middle East’; and ‘Best Seat Comfort: Middle East’ by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) during a ceremony at APEX Asia held in Shanghai, where the airline also received a 2018 Five-Star APEX Official Airline rating.
During the past several months, Qatar Airways has unveiled a new standard of travel with the launch of its revolutionary Business Class seat, Qsuite, on flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport. Qsuite, known as First in Business, features the first-ever double bed available in Business Class, as well as movable panels that permit passengers to transform their space into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine or socialise together. When passengers wish to relax or sleep, they can transform their space back into their own private room for the ultimate in privacy and comfort.
One of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, Qatar Airways has recently added a number of exciting new locales to its expansive portfolio of over 150 destinations, including Penang, Malaysia; Canberra, Australia and Pattaya, Thailand, to name just a few. The airline has a host of upcoming new destinations planned for 2018-19, including London Gatwick and Cardiff, United Kingdom; Lisbon, Portugal; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum, Antalya and Hatay, Turkey; Mykonos and Thessaloniki, Greece and Málaga, Spain.
The Money Magazine award joins a host of other notable accolades the airline has won recently, including ‘Airline of the Year’ by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, one of the highest honors in the industry. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition. Qatar airways also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
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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 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2018, including Thessaloniki, Greece; Cardiff, UK and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was 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, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.
For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
+974 4022 5350
SOURCE: Qatar Airways