Qatar Airways Titled Airline of the Year 2021
AirlineRatings, the world’s only safety, product, and COVID rating website, has awarded airline of the year to Qatar Airways. The state-owned flag carrier of Qatar surpassed Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines for the top spot, followed by Qantas, Emirates, and Cathay Pacific.
“Airline Ratings’ Excellence awards are aptly named, for, at every touchpoint, excellence is the goal at Qatar Airways led by its inspirational Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker,” said AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas. “His drive for perfection has led to many improvements in both Airbus and Boeing aircraft and travelers across the world are better off because of the drive and the pursuit of excellence of Qatar Airways.”
The airline was also recognised as the Best Middle East Airline, Best Catering and the Best Business Class. This marks the third year in a row Qatar Airways has achieved the Best Business Class accolade, recognising its patented Qsuite product. “It leaves little to chance, and our judges rated it as one of the best overall business-class products they had seen. It sets a standard to which some airlines can only aspire,” said Mr. Thomas.
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and hosts many of the industry’s firsts, including the first airline to complete IATA’s important IOSA safety audit and the first to be fully COVID audited and compliant by both AirlineRatings and Skytrax.
The airline was the first international airline to resume operations to the Maldives after border reopening and currently operates four daily flights between Doha and Male.
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