Qatar Airways has been named the ‘Best Airline’ at the ‘2017 Business Traveller’ awards, held on Monday at London’s Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.In addition to being voted ‘Best Airline’ by travelers from around the world, Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Long Haul Airline.’
Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said, “I am extremely proud that Qatar Airways has been recognized in these four award categories. To be voted ‘Best Airline,’ ‘Best Middle Eastern Airline,’ ‘Best Long Haul Airline,’ and ‘Best Business Class’ by the readers of Business Traveller magazine is a significant testimony of our passengers’ trust in what we stand for, placing them first at every stage of a journey.”
Airline alliance oneworld, of which Qatar Airways has been a member since 2013, also won the ‘Best Airline Alliance’ award for the fifth consecutive year, confirming oneworld’s position as the world’s premier global airline alliance.
Qatar Airways, which was earlier this year voted ‘Airline of the Year,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘Best First Class Lounge’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ at the prestigious Skytrax Awards, continues to exceed expectations with its global expansion strategy and product development.
Most notably this year, Qatar Airways launched Qsuite, its new innovative first in business class experience. The first aircraft fully-fitted with Qsuite was launched on the Doha-London route this summer, soon followed by Paris and shortly to feature on the airline’s flights to New York.
Qsuite, patented by Qatar Airways, features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in business class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. Adjustable panels and movable TV monitors on the center four seats allow colleagues, friends or families traveling together to transform their space into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine and socialize together.
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