Qatar Airways has been awarded the PAX International Readership Award for ‘Best In-Flight Duty Free Program’ for Middle East and Africa at a ceremony in Hamburg recently. This is the second time that Qatar Airways has been given this distinguished award, and has been acknowledged as an industry leader for its outstanding in-flight duty free service, operated by Qatar Duty Free (QDF).

Extravaganza MagazineThe award recognises the wide selection of both luxury and affordable products available on board Qatar Airways flights, as part of its  in-flight duty free programme, as well as its competitive prices and outstanding customer service.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said that their in-flight duty free programme continues to be recognised by passengers as one of the finest in quality and product range, and this award showcases not only customer satisfaction, but also QDF’s dedication to provide exceptional shopping experience to all passengers.

Qatar Airways’ in-flight offering includes an exclusive selection of affordable and luxury brands as well as its in-flight duty free magazine, Extravaganza, introducing passengers to a collection of more than 170 in-flight products including fragrances, cosmetics, skincare, watches, jewellery, fashion accessories, toys and Qatar Airways memorabilia.

With the continued expansion of Qatar Airways into new markets, the airline’s in-flight duty free business is also expanding, innovating passenger shopping experience. As part of this innovation, Qatar Airways passengers have been able to utilise QDF’s pre-order service online, available through the QDF website.

One of the largest duty free retailers in the world, QDF boasts more than 90 elegant boutiques and luxury, high-end stores, as well as more than 30 restaurants and cafés covering an area of 40,000 square metres at Hamad International Airport, providing travellers with a world-class shopping experience under one roof. Luxury brands available at the five-star airport include Gucci, Bulgari, Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Moncler, Rolex and Harrods.

The PAX International Readership Award is the second award win for Qatar Airways last week, as the airline also won the prestigious Crystal Cabin Award for ‘Best Cabin Concept’, in recognition of its innovative new Business Class seat, Qsuite.

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