Qatar Airways has been named as Airline of the Year by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, held on Monday at the Paris Air Show in Paris, France.
The is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition as the world’s best airline.
Qatar Airways also won the Best Airline in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.
Qatar Airways' home and hub, Hamad International Airport, was this year also rated five-star by Skytrax, one of only five in the world to be given this recognition.
The global airline continues to exceed expectations with its global expansion strategy and product development, including the recent launch of its new, innovative and award-winning Business Class experience, Qsuite. The first fully fitted aircraft is being showcased at Paris Air Show before going into service this weekend on the London-Doha route.
Qatar Airways’ patented new seat design has itself already gained industry notoriety after receiving the Best Airline Innovation of the Year award at the 2017 Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Awards for its launch of Qsuite.
One of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, Qatar Airways recently added Dublin, Republic of Ireland, to its global route network, soon to be followed by Nice, France; Skopje, Republic of Macedonia and Chang Mai, Thailand.
The airline operates a modern fleet of 200 aircraft to a network of key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.