Qatar Airways proudly accepted three separate accolades at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards held on Tuesday at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom.
Air travellers chose Qatar Airways as the World’s Best Business Class in the 2016 World Airline Awards, also voting the airline top for Best Business Class Airline Lounge and the Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East. The consumer-voted awards recognised the airline for its commitment to offering passengers an unrivalled travelling experience.
“It is a very proud moment for Qatar Airways… Our commitment to continued success is unwavering and a testament to the dedication of our global teams”, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said.
“The airline’s renowned service, modern aircraft and luxurious cabins, combined with an expanding global network, continue to set Qatar Airways apart from the competition”, he added.
The Skytrax World Airline Awards are widely known as the Passengers Choice Awards with millions of travellers, from 160 different countries, participating in passenger satisfaction surveys to decide the winners each year.
“Qatar Airways remains a favourite amongst air travellers year-on-year and achieved strong results across many of the 2016 awards categories, ranking No. 2 in the world”, Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said when commenting on the awards.
Over the last year Qatar Airways announced an unprecedented expansion of its network with 13 new destinations launching in 2016 including Adelaide, Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Chiang Mai, Seychelles and Sydney.
The airline continues to grow in 2017, and will commence services to further new destinations including Auckland, which will be the world’s longest flight, Lusaka, Skopje and Nice.
In its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 186 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.