- Qatar Airways secured the ‘Cabin Concept of the Year’ as a Gold Winner and the ‘Catering Innovation of the Year’ accolade
- The airline also collected two Readers’ Vote awards for ‘Best Onboard Snack in Business and First Class’ and ‘Best for Service Equipment – Passenger’
DOHA, Qatar, 2021-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Having leveraged innovative inflight enhancements during the COVID-19 pandemic and redefining the customer journey, Qatar Airways is thrilled to announce that it has been rewarded with four new accolades at the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2021 virtual ceremony, including the coveted Gold Winner for the ‘Cabin Concept of the Year 2021’. The airline also scooped the top global title for ‘Catering Innovation of the Year’ for the newly introduced brunch platter, as well as two Readers’ Vote awards; the ‘Best for Onboard Snack in Business and First Class’ and ‘Best for Service Equipment – Passenger’.
The airline was highly commended for two other accolades including ‘Best use of Onboard Technology’ and ‘Best Onboard Amenity Kits in First and Business Class’.
Qatar Airways Chief Officer Customer Experience, Mr. Rossen Dimitrov, said: “We are pleased to receive multiple awards from Onboard Hospitality which further solidifies our position as an industry leader in customer experience. Honouring our passengers with truly inspirational experiences, we will not stop here and will continue to strive and excel in our services as they are quintessential in Qatar Airways’ DNA.”
Qatar Airways attained the pinnacle of Onboard Hospitality Awards, the ‘Cabin Concept of the Year’, for redefining the inflight customer experience during the pandemic. The airline was awarded for its ability to adapt the highest levels of safety and comfort through enhanced services and technologies; ultimately exceeding all expectations.
The airline also scooped the ‘Catering Innovation of the Year’ award for the airline’s brunch platter which consists of six-indent tantalising spreads, offering passengers a variety of flavours in one serving.
Whilst the ‘Onboard Snack in Business and First Class’ was awarded for its delectable Nova Scotia Lobster Claw with fresh avocado and sourdough toast, prepared with seasonal fresh organic garden salad.
Qatar Airways’ exclusively designed limited edition BRIC’s Breast Cancer awareness amenity kits were also highly commended, with each kit containing select products from Italy’s Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, the environmentally friendly and innovative nutrition-centric olive oil company. The skincare range included lip balm, hydrating facial mist, and anti-ageing moisturiser, as well as pink socks and eyeshades.
The airline was also acknowledged for its efforts in adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and was highly commended for the ‘Best use of Onboard Technology’ award based on Qatar Airways’ 100 per cent touch-free inflight entertainment technology – Oryx One.
The Onboard Hospitality Awards 2021 recognise innovation and excellence in people, products and services to support the onboard passenger experience in the air, on rail, ferry or cruise. With a rigorous and accountable judging process, only the very best products and companies win an Onboard Hospitality Award.
The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 140 destinations. With more frequencies being added to key hubs, Qatar Airways offers unrivalled connectivity to passengers, making it easy for them to change their travel dates or destination as required.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ in the latest World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. The airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), was recently recognised as the ‘Best Airport in the World 2021’, ranking at number one in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021.
In addition to this, Qatar Airways has become the first global airline to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax. This follows the success of Hamad International Airport (HIA) as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating. These awards provide assurance to passengers across the world that the airline’s health and safety standards are subject to the highest possible standards of professional, independent scrutiny and assessment. For full details of all the measures that have been implemented on board and at HIA, please visit qatarairways.com/safety.
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About Qatar Airways:
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.
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, 24 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.
For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
Source: Qatar Airways