The FINANCIAL — Qatar Airways has once again been recognised as one of the leading airlines in the world in the recent Condé Nast Traveller ‘Readers Travel Awards’ held in London, United Kingdom.
The airline was awarded the coveted ‘Best for Business’ accolade with readers highlighting Qatar Airways’ industry leading on-board experience and premium lounges.
Through its network of more than 150 destinations around the globe, Qatar Airways is able to seamlessly connect leisure and business passengers with minimal transfer times in the Middle East, while providing an on-board level of comfort for which it is renowned the world over, inclusive of on-board Wi-Fi, a flexible dine-on-demand service in Business Class and the travel advantages bestowed upon it as part of the world’s largest global airline alliance, oneworld, according to Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are honoured to be recognised as the ‘Best for Business’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller. Such an accolade is a direct reflection of our passengers’ satisfaction in the service we provide and we remain committed to providing the very best experience to our guests throughout their journey. Qatar Airways continues to set the industry standard in airline travel with our modern fleet and extensive business and leisure destinations via Hamad International Airport, Doha.”
Contributing to the overall Business Class passenger experience, Qatar Airways has in recent years introduced a number of enhancements, including the opening of the world’s largest Business Class lounge, Al Mourjan, at the airline’s hub and home, Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar; a complete revamp of the airline’s in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One, with more than 3,000 entertainment options – the most of any airline, alongside newly introduced Giorgio Armani amenity kits; new on-board menus and seamless transfers through one of the world’s newest airport gateways, Hamad International Airport in Doha, the State of Qatar.
Over the last year Qatar Airways announced an unprecedented expansion of its network with new destinations launching in 2016 including the recent addition of Adelaide; Atlanta; Birmingham; Boston; Los Angeles; Marrakech; Pisa; Ras Al Khaimah; Sydney; and Yerevan, and services soon to be launched to Windhoek; Helsinki; Krabi; and Seychelles.
The airline is set to expand further in 2017, and will commence services to Auckland, which will be the world’s longest commercial flight; Lusaka; Skopje and Nice.
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 190 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.