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 plus breaking records at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards and 2019 Passenger Experience Associationâ€™s (APEX) Passenger Choice Awards.
Qatar AirwaysÂ swept up honours at the prestigious 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards and 2019 Passenger APEX Passenger Choice Awards. The national airline of the State of Qatar took home a total of 11 Skytrax World Airline Awards, including â€˜Worldâ€™s Best Airlineâ€™ â€“ becoming the only airline in the competitionâ€™s history to win it five times (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019).
The airline was also named â€˜Best Airline in the Middle Eastâ€™ for a third successive year, and â€˜Worldâ€™s Best Business Classâ€™ 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 â€“ an all-time record for a single airline in a region. The airline was named â€˜Best Overall Carrier in the Middle Eastâ€™, â€˜Best Cabin Service in the Middle Eastâ€™, â€˜Best Food & Beverage in the Middle Eastâ€™, and â€˜Best Seat Comfort in the Middle Eastâ€™.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: â€œWe are honoured to be globally recognised by our customers by winning these prestigious awards. Setting new records at two separate awards events is a landmark achievement and, 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.
â€œThese 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 announcement of our order of five new Boeing 777 Freighters. During the same seven day period we also demonstrated our commitment to connecting people around the world, by launching two new exciting destinations; Davao, Philippines and Lisbon, Portugal.â€
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named â€˜Worldâ€™s Best Airlineâ€™ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named â€˜Worldâ€™s Best Airline in the Middle Eastâ€™, â€˜Worldâ€™s Best Business Classâ€™, â€˜Worldâ€™s Best Business Class Seatâ€™, â€˜Best First Class Lounge in the Middle Eastâ€™, â€˜Best Business Class Lounge in the Middle Eastâ€™, â€˜Best Cabin Crew in the Middle Eastâ€™, â€˜Best Economy Class in the Middle Eastâ€™, â€˜Best Business Class Catering in the Middle Eastâ€™, â€˜Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness in the Middle Eastâ€™, and â€˜Best Business Class in the Middle Eastâ€™. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted â€œSkytrax Airline of the Yearâ€ title five times.