Qatar Airways Wins Four 2018 Skytrax Awards
Qatar Airways has won four prestigious accolades at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards, which was recently held at the Langham Hotel in London.
The award-winning airline has been named World’s Best Business Class for the sixth time and third consecutive year; Best Airline in The Middle East for the seventh time and has won the Best First Class Airline Lounge accolade for the second consecutive year.
Furthermore, Qatar Airways has been awarded in the Best Business Class Seat category, in recognition of its Qsuite, a patented product, which offers a First Class experience in the Business Class cabin.
Qsuite was launched in ITB Berlin in March 2017, and 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.
“These prestigious awards show how far Qatar Airways has come in such a short time. In just over 20 years, we have risen from a small regional carrier to become a global airline, committed to innovation and to delivering the highest standards to our passengers,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker.
“To have been awarded such accolades, in spite of the illegal blockade against our country, is a reflection of our commitment to excellence, innovation and to providing all passengers the finest service in the skies,” he added.
Qatar Airways also made headline news this week at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, as it finalized a purchase agreement with Boeing for five Boeing 777-300ER Freighter aircraft to join the airline’s Cargo division.
In addition the airline committed to purchase five new CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulators and two CAE 500XR Series flight training devices for the Boeing 777X and the 737 MAX.