Awards & Recognition

A Successful Month of ‘Awards’ for Qatar Airways this April

QR Amenity Kit

Qatar Airways is celebrating a host of award wins this month, across a variety of categories, highlighting its outstanding onboard hospitality, passenger experience and commitment to charitable initiatives.

The airline won two separate accolades at the 2019 Onboard Hospitality Awards in Hamburg, Germany earlier this month. In recognition of the importance of sustainability, innovation and corporate social responsibility and responding to trends, Qatar Airways and FORMIA won a special award for ‘Best Charitable Initiatives’ in recognition of the airline’s breast cancer awareness amenity kit, which was cited as a worthy initiative, helping to raise awareness of an important cause in a simple but effective manner.

Qatar Airways also received the ‘Trendsetter of the Year’ award for its versatile Tasting Platter, an express dinner option aimed at optimising rest and sleep on overnight flights from Europe. This concept was found by specialist judges to take the tasting menu trend to a new level for premium passengers. The airline was also ‘Highly Commended’ in three categories: ‘Best Onboard Catering Innovation’ for the elegant Caviar presentation, ‘Best for Onboard Kids’ and ‘Best for Onboard Snacks – First and Business Class’.

The airline’s First Class male amenity kit and its goody bag for children also won two Gold awards at The TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards ceremony that also took place in Hamburg, Germany. These awards are judged by passengers and celebrate the design excellence of amenity kits, sleeper suits and bedding. The airline’s win at PAX International Readership Awards for ‘Best Middle East Economy Class Amenity Kit’ rounds off wins for the airline’s Product Development and Design department in April.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker thanked the judges and their passengers for the awards. He said that to be recognised across such a diverse spectrum, from Onboard Catering to Product Design, is a reflection of the dedication and hard work of all employees throughout the organisation.

As an airline, we constantly strive to provide the best service to our passengers and we are honoured to be recognised through the volume of awards presented to us by prestigious industry leaders. We remain committed to offering our award-winning service and to further enhancing our customers’ flying experience.’

Qatar Airways was also awarded the PAX International Readership award for ‘Best Cabin Interior Passenger Experience’ and received the ‘Best In-Flight Duty Free Programme’ award for the Middle East – the third time in four years that it has won this award – at the recent ceremony in Germany. In addition, the airline was named ‘World’s Top 10 Airline’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘Middle East Best Airline’, ‘Middle East Best Major’, ‘Middle East Best Business Class’, and ‘Middle East Best Economy Class’ by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Airline Awards 2019.

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