Qatar Airways wins ‘Best Airline’ Award at the 2019 U.K. Business Traveller Awards

Airline scoops four awards: ‘Best Airline’, ‘Best Long-Haul Airline’, ‘Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Middle Eastern Airline’ 

Qatar Airways has been named ‘Best Airline’ at the prestigious 2019 Business Traveller Awards, held on Monday 7 October at London’s Royal Garden Hotel in front of 250 industry leaders.

In addition to being voted ‘Best Airline’ by readers of Business Traveller, the airline was also awarded ‘Best Long-Haul Airline’, ‘Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Middle Eastern Airline’.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “To be recognised once again by the readers of Business Traveller with these prestigious awards is a huge honour for Qatar Airways and an appreciation of our promise to consistently deliver a truly world-class service.”

Business Traveller readers 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 Vice President 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 international air transport rating organisation 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.

To see the full results, please go to businesstraveller.com

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The airline has recently launched an array of exciting new destinations, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia to its extensive route network later this month; with Gaborone, Botswana; Luanda, Angola and Osaka, Japan set to follow over the next few months.

For further information, please contact:

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department

Tel: +974 4022 2200

About Qatar Airways: 

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 160 business and leisure destinations on board a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft. The world’s fastest-growing airline has added a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network this year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia. The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia and Gaborone, Botswana, in 2019 to its extensive route network along with Luanda, Angola; and Osaka, Japan, following in 2020.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘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.

Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, 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.

Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 160 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, B777, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2022 World Cup, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.

Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 160 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than 250 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 17 Boeing 777 freighters and five Airbus A330 freighters.

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Qatar Airways has been named ‘Best Airline’ at the prestigious 2019 Business Traveller Awards, held on Monday 7 October at London’s Royal Garden Hotel in front of 250 industry leaders.
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To be recognised once again by the readers of Business Traveller with these prestigious awards is a huge honour for Qatar Airways and an appreciation of our promise to consistently deliver a truly world-class service.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker