Qatar Airways named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” in Money magazine’s 2017 “Best in Travel”

Qatar Airways named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” in Money magazine’s 2017 “Best in Travel”


DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” in Money magazine’s 2017 “Best in Travel” and was named runner-up for the title of “Best Overall International Airline.” These latest awards join a number of distinguished accolades the airline has recently received; including the esteemed “Airline of the Year” title at the 2017 Air Transport Awards, one of the highest honours in the industry.

The Money magazine Best in Travel awards is an established annual ranking that highlights the best in the travel industry where quality, cost and value intersect. These prominent awards were bestowed upon Qatar Airways for its standout passenger experience, with the airline receiving high marks for its unmatched value, comfort and entertainment offerings in flight, which includes smartphone connectivity and up to 3,000 viewing options such as the latest blockbuster movies and TV box sets.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to be named the Best Regional airline by Money magazine. Qatar Airways is dedicated to providing its passengers with an outstanding on-board experience, and we take tremendous pride in the highest standards of service we deliver. To have been recognised with this award is a testament to our continued dedication to ensuring that each and every passenger’s journey is exceptional.”

Continuing its ongoing commitment to ensure the highest levels of  service, Qatar Airways recently launched its new Qsuite, the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. Adjustable panels and movable TV monitors on the centre four seats allow colleagues, friends or families travelling together to transform their space into a private suite, permitting them to work, dine and socialize together.

These new features provide the ultimate customisable travel experience that enables passengers to create an environment that suits their own unique needs and ensures that Qatar Airways continues to lead the airline industry in terms of passenger experience in the skies.

About Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fast growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017, including Dublin, Nice, Skopje and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 195 aircraft.

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’ in-flight 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 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 sponsors world-leading sports teams including FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC 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 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 195 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, 11 Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.

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Qatar Airways Group
Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Fax: +974 4022 5350

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