Qatar Airways was once again named the Best Middle Eastern/African Airline at the 2016 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards held in Hong Kong in late September. This marks the seventh consecutive year the airline has received this accolade.
The Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards pay tribute to the very best in the hospitality industry, who go the extra mile to make travellers’ experiences as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. The awards are independent and are based on votes from its readers – business travellers and frequent flyers – and verified by global market research leaders.
“We would like to thank our loyal passengers for their continued support and for giving us their vote of confidence. I would also like to express my gratitude to all of our staff for their continued dedication to delivering exceptional, award-winning, travel experiences and products to our passengers”, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency, Akbar Al Baker said.
The accolade adds to a year of continued success for Qatar Airways, particularly when it pertains to awards that echo consumer sentiments. Some of the recent recognition Qatar Airways has achieved include awards for Best For Business by Condé Nast Traveller readers; being ranked number one globally by AirHelp – an independent airline consumer rights organisation – for providing travellers worldwide with the highest quality and service, on-time performance, and customer claim processing; and being awarded the World’s Best Business Class, Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious Skytrax 2016 World Airline Awards.
“Asia is a core part of Qatar Airways’ business and network and we are privileged to remain an airline of choice in the region”, said Qatar Airways Vice President North Asia, Paul Johannes, when receiving the award.
Due to increased passenger demand, Qatar Airways recently increased capacity to Guangzhou, of Guangdong Province in southeastern China, on July 1 and Sydney on September 16, flying the flagship A380 aircraft with 517 seats and three-class service.