It has been a record-breaking year for Qatar Airways, as the airline has claimed more international awards than ever before in its 20th year of operations.
The national carrier of Qatar has received more than 50 individual awards across multiple categories since January, demonstrating its continued commitment to exceeding passenger expectations.
Leading the host of awards received by the airline this year is the prestigious accolade of 2017 ‘Airline of the Year,’ awarded by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
Qatar Airways was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’ at the Skytrax awards ceremony held in Paris in June.
Qatar Airways was also recognized for Qsuite, the airline’s revolutionary new ‘First in Business Class’ product, receiving the ‘Best Airline Innovation of the Year' award at the 2017 ULTRAS in London.
Qatar Airways was also voted ‘Best Airline’ at the 2017 Business Traveller awards held in London, also winning ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Long Haul Airline.’
The carrier was awarded ‘Best Cabin Service’ and ‘Best Food and Beverage’ at the 2017 APEX Passenger Choice awards in Las Vegas. It also received the highest ranking as a five-star airline.
Qatar Airways also took home four wins at this year’s TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards. The airline’s new range of on-board products won the awards for 'First Class Female Amenity Kit', 'Business Class Middle East Amenity Kit', 'Children’s Goody Bag' and 'Sleeper Suit/Pyjamas'.
Qatar Airways’ in-flight magazine, Oryx, also won the ‘Custom Redesign of the Year’ award at Folio magazine’s Eddie & Ozzie awards.
Additionally, Qatar Airways Cargo was named the ‘Global Cargo Airline of the Year’ at the Air Cargo Africa 2017. It was also named ‘Overall Carrier of the Year’ at the Payload Asia Awards Ceremony in October, and ‘Best Cargo Airline in Customer Services’ at the Cargo India Awards.
One of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of over 200 aircraft to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and South America.