Qatar Airways Named Airline Of The Year
Qatar Airways was recently named “Airline of the Year” for its outstanding in-flight product and operational excellence, at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards 2011.
“It is extremely gratifying to be recognized as ‘Airline of the Year,’ which takes into account the outstanding efforts and hard work of all our employees,” Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said.
Qatar Airways also claimed the “Best Middle East Airline” title and the accolade “Best First Class Lounge” for its Premium Terminal at the carrier’s Doha hub.
On the news side, the rapid expansion of Qatar Airways has prompted the State of Qatar to construct a brand new international airport in Doha, which is scheduled to open in 2012.