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Qatar Airways Wins Four Awards, Including ‘Best Airline of the Year’ at 2019 Skytrax Awards

Qatar Airways Skytrax awards

Qatar Airways wins the coveted ‘Best Airline of the Year’ for a record fifth time!

Qatar Airways is thrilled to have won four prestigious prizes at this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards, including the highest accolade of ‘World’s Best Airline’ – becoming the only airline in the competition’s history to win it five times (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019).

The airline has been named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ for a third successive year, and the fourth year for ‘World’s Best Business Class’. In retaining its ‘World’s Best Business Class Seat’ award for its patented Qsuite product, the airline beat strong competition from all over the world.

Minister of Transport and Communications, HE Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, who attended the Skytrax Awards ceremony, said this is a great day for Qatar.

I am delighted to have been here today to witness Qatar Airways being recognised as the ‘Best Airline of the Year’ for the fifth time.’

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, accompanied by Chief Operating Officer of Hamad International Airport, Engineer Badr Al Meer, said that ‘to have won so many prizes at the 2019 ceremony is a truly memorable experience for Qatar Airways’.

We are thrilled to be globally recognised by our customers through these four prestigious awards. Being the first airline to be named ‘Airline of the Year’ for the fifth time is a landmark achievement and, combined with three other major Skytrax awards, is testament to the tireless efforts of the entire Qatar Airways team. It is a proud moment for the airline as our constant innovation and service standards set the benchmark in our industry.

The fact that the Skytrax awards are voted for by travellers makes them especially meaningful for all of us in the industry. Aviation is a competitive business, and to have received such recognition will spur us all at Qatar Airways to even greater heights and we look forward to delivering our world-class product to millions of passengers in the coming years.’

The Skytrax World Airline Awards are independent and impartial, introduced in 1999 to provide a customer satisfaction study that was truly global. Travellers across the world vote in the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners. The awards are referred to by media around the world as ‘the Oscars of the aviation industry’.

Skytrax pay all costs of the Survey and Awards event, and airlines do not pay any entry or registration fee. The awards event and award presentations are supplied by Skytrax at no charge. There are no fees or costs for airline use of the award logos and results. More than 100 customer nationalities participated in the survey with 21.65 million eligible entries counted in the results. Survey entries were screened by Skytrax to identify IP and user information, with duplicate, suspect or ineligible entries deleted. More than 300 airlines are featured.

For updates and more information about Qatar Airways, visit their website at qatarairways.com.

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