Qatar Airways celebrates a successful month of April with numerous awards from three prestigious ceremonies held in Hamburg
Qatar Airways is celebrating a successful month of April with a host of award wins across a variety of categories, featuring its remarkable onboard hospitality, passenger experience and commitment to charitable initiatives.
The aircraft won two separate honors at the 2019 Onboard Hospitality Awards that took place in Hamburg, Germany on 1 April. In acknowledgment of the significance of sustainability, innovation and corporate social responsibility and responding to trends, Qatar Airways and FORMIA won a special award for 'Best Charitable Initiatives' in recognition of the airline’s breast cancer awareness amenity kit, which was cited to as a commendable initiative, helping to raise awareness of an important cause in a simple but effective manner.
Qatar Airways additionally received the 'Trendsetter of the Year' award' for its versatile Tasting Platter, an express supper option aimed at optimizing rest and sleep on overnight flights from Europe. This idea was found by specialist judges to take the tasting menu trend to a new level for premium travelers. The airline also received ‘Highly Commended’ in three categories: ‘Best Onboard Catering Innovation’ for the elegant Caviar presentation, ‘Best for Onboard Kids’ and ‘Best for Onboard Snacks - First and Business Class’.
The airline’s First Class male amenity kit and its goody bag for children also won two Gold awards at The TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards ceremony that took place in Hamburg, Germany on 2 April. These awards are judged by passengers and celebrate the design excellence of amenity kits, sleeper suits and bedding. The airline’s win at the PAX International Readership Awards on 3 April for ‘Best Middle East Economy Class Amenity Kit’ rounds off wins for the airline’s Product Development and Design department in April.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We would like to thank the judges and our passengers for presenting us with these awards. To be recognised across such a diverse spectrum, from Onboard Catering to Product Design, is a reflection of the dedication and hard work of all our employees throughout the organisation.
“As an airline, we constantly strive to provide the best service to our passengers and we are honoured to be recognised through the volume of awards presented to us recently by prestigious industry leaders. We remain committed to offering our award-winning service and to further enhancing our customers’ flying experience.” Qatar Airways was also awarded the PAX International Readership award for ‘Best Cabin Interior Passenger Experience’ and received the ‘Best In-Flight Duty Free Programme’ award for the Middle East - the third time in four years that it has won this award – at the recent ceremony in Germany. In addition, the airline named ‘World’s Top 10 Airline’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘Middle East Best Airline’, ‘Middle East Best Major’, ‘Middle East Best Business Class’, and ‘Middle East Best Economy Class’ by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Airline Awards 2019.
A multiple-award winning airline, Qatar Airways was named 'World's Best Business Class' by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was likewise named 'Best Business Class Seat', 'Best Airline in the Middle East', and 'World's Best First Class Airline Lounge'.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations around the world. The airline will include various new destinations to its extensive route network in 2019, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; and Mogadishu, Somalia.