Qatar Airways has wrapped up a fantastic week, concluding a successful appearance at the Paris Air Show 2019, the launch of inaugural flights to Davao, Philippines and Lisbon, Portugal and breaking records at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards and 2019 Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Passenger Choice Awards.
Qatar Airways swept up honours at the prestigious 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards and 2019 Passenger APEX Passenger Choice Awards. The national carrier of the State of Qatar took home a total of 11 Skytrax World Airline Awards, including ‘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 was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ for a third successive year, and ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for a fourth year in succession.
Qatar Airways also set a new mark at the 2019 APEX Passenger Choice Awards, winning four out of six in the highly competitive Middle East category – an all-time record for a single airline in a region. The airline was named ‘Best Overall Carrier in the Middle East’, ‘Best Cabin Service in the Middle East’, ‘Best Food & Beverage in the Middle East’, and ‘Best Seat Comfort in the Middle East’.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said they are honoured to be globally recognised by customers and by winning these prestigious awards. He said that setting new records at two separate awarding events is a landmark achievement and testament to the tireless efforts of the entire Qatar Airways team. It is a proud moment for the airline, he added, as their constant innovation and service standards set the benchmark in the industry.
These standards and innovative thinking were on display at the Paris Air Show 2019 with our showcase of the ultra-modern Airbus A350-1000 alongside the state-of-the-art Gulfstream G500 and the announcement of our order for five new Boeing 777 Freighters. During the same seven day period we also demonstrated our commitment to connecting people around the world, launching two new exciting destinations – Davao, Philippines and Lisbon, Portugal.’
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport to more than 160 destinations worldwide. For updates and more information about Qatar Airways, visit qatarairways.com.