Qatar Airways was recently named ‘Best Airline’ at the prestigious 2019 Business Traveller Awards, held at London’s Royal Garden Hotel.
The airline was also awarded ‘Best Long-Haul Airline’, ‘Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Middle Eastern Airline’.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HH Akbar Al Baker, said that to be recognised once again by readers of Business Traveller is a huge honour for Qatar Airways and an appreciation of the promise to consistently deliver a truly world-class service.
Readers of Business Traveller are invited to vote for the awards, which are then further authenticated by an independent auditing company. The awards were collected from the host, BBC News journalist John Pienaar, on behalf of Qatar Airways by the airline’s European Senior VP Sylvain Bosc and UK and Ireland Country Manager Gary Kershaw.
The haul is the latest in a string of awards successes for Qatar Airways, as the airline was also named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax. It also collected ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted ‘Skytrax Airline of the Year’ title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.
Airline alliance oneworld, of which Qatar Airways has been a member since 2013, once again won the ‘Best Airline Alliance’ award, confirming its position as the world’s premier global airline alliance.