DOHA: Qatar Airways has won four prestigious awards at this year’s 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The multi award-winning airline has once again been named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ at this year’s awards ceremony, held yesterday at the Langham Hotel in London.
This is the sixth time and third consecutive year that the airline has won this recognition. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker was at the awards to receive the accolades alongside Hamad International Airport Chief Operating Officer Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer.
In addition to being voted ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by travellers from around the world, the airline was also named ‘Best Airline In The Middle East’, the fifth consecutive year it has received this tremendous accolade.
Qatar Airways was also named ‘Best First Class Airline Lounge’ for the second consecutive year and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite.
Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, offers a First Class experience in the Business Class cabin. Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.
These awards demonstrate the quality of Qatar Airways’ unrivalled level of service, and prove that the airline continues to win the confidence of the travelling public.
“These prestigious awards show how far Qatar Airways has come in such a short time. In just over 20 years, we have risen from a small regional carrier to become a global airline, committed to innovation and to delivering the highest standards to our passengers. The patented Qsuite represents our commitment to innovation, as this revolutionary Business Class seat continues to set new benchmarks in the aviation industry,” Al Baker said.
“To have been awarded such accolades, in spite of the illegal blockade against our country, is a reflection of our commitment to excellence, innovation and to providing all passengers the finest service in the skies. The fact that the Skytrax awards are voted for by travellers makes them especially meaningful and reconfirms that our passenger-focused strategy continues to deliver the highest level of satisfaction to our loyal customers,” he said.