Qatar Airways has been awarded ‘Best Cabin Service‘ and ‘Best Food and Beverage‘ at the 2017 APEX Passenger Choice Awards held during the annual APEX Expo Awards Ceremony in Long Beach, California, USA.

The airline also received the evening’s highest ranking as a 2018 five-star airline from over half a million passengers who took part in the highly influential awards.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said they are delighted to win the awards, especially as they are voted for by people they care about most – the passengers. He said it is the passengers’ vote of confidence which spurs them to continually enhance customer experience for everyone on all their flights around the world.

The awards, combined with being named Airline of the Year 2017 by SKYTRAX earlier this year, vindicate our continuing investment to ensure our award-winning five-star service is the best in the world and our passengers can enjoy unrivalled standards of cabin service with the best dining in the sky.’

Qatar Airways is the only airline at the prestigious event to win two out of the top five awards. The ceremony was hosted by Guy Brian Kelly of The Points Guy, a website which offers worldwide points, miles, and travel-related tips to frequent fliers.

These latest awards come just a month after Qatar Airways clinched 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.

The airline also received a number of other major accolades this year, including Airline of the Year in the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition. Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the Skytrax ceremony, including Best Airline in the Middle EastWorld’s Best Business Class and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.

The 2017 APEX Passenger Choice Awards were collated using the TripIt app from Concur, the travel management experts, travellers rated more than 500,000 flights on a five-star scale, from October 2016 through July 2017. The ratings determined the winners of the Passenger Choice Awards, with four- and five-star-rated airlines rated in the categories of Global, Major Regional and Low-Cost airlines.

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