Qatar Airways has been awarded the ‘Best Up In The Air Experience’ award for the third consecutive year and the ‘Best Baggage Initiative’ award at the Future Travel Experience Global 2017 awards ceremony, held recently in Las Vegas.

The ‘Best Up In The Air Experience’ award recognises the airline’s groundbreaking new Business Class seat, Qsuite, which has revolutionised the onboard Business Class experience. Qsuite features sliding privacy doors that allow friends or families travelling together to create their own private room, enabling them to work, dine or socialise together. Qsuite also offers fully-flat beds, a do-not-disturb button and generous storage space. With the launch of Qsuite, Qatar Airways has also claimed the honour of being the first airline to offer a bed in Business Class.

The airline was also presented with the ‘Best Baggage Initiative’ award for its baggage management system, HAQIBA, developed in-house to manage all baggage-related activities across Qatar Airways’ extensive global network, including end-to-end real-time tracking for passengers. The HAQIBA system has also enabled the airline to achieve IATA Resolution 753 compliance at its Doha hub.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said they are very pleased with the latest recognition.

These latest awards demonstrate our commitment to continuous innovation in order to provide our passengers the finest in-flight experience. We are thrilled to have received these coveted awards from an organisation that shares our commitment to delivering nothing short of the best.’

Future Travel Experience Global 2017 (FTE Global) is one of the leading travel conferences worldwide, where representatives of airlines, airports and other travel industry stakeholders meet to demonstrate and discuss their latest customer experience initiatives.

Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Chief Executive Officer Joe Leader, whose organisation is a major partner of FTE Global, presented Qatar Airways with the prestigious award.

Qatar Airways will be adding many more exciting destinations to its network in 2017 and 2018, including Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Accra, Ghana; Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Utapao, Thailand; Chittagong, Bangladesh and Mombasa, Kenya, to name a few. Passengers will be able to go places together and discover Qatar Airways’ expanding network of more than 150 destinations, flying via the five-star Hamad International Airport in Doha.

Qatar’s national carrier is one of the fastest-growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 20th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents.

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