Qatar Airways wins World’s Best Business Class at Skytrax World Airline Awards

Qatar Airways has won World’s Best Business Class award at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016, held yesterday at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom.

The airline also won Best Business Class Airline Lounge and the Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.

“It is a very proud moment for Qatar Airways to be named World’s Best Business Class, Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East by the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards, not only for myself, but for every individual at Qatar Airways who creates the passengers’ experience – from our on-board cabin crew to the chefs overseeing our catering, to the technicians who ensure the cabin is in perfect working order,” said Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways.

“Our commitment to continued success is unwavering and a testament to the dedication of our global teams. The airline’s renowned service, modern aircraft and luxurious cabins, combined with an expanding global network, continue to set Qatar Airways apart from the competition.”

The Skytrax World Airline Awards are coveted Quality accolades for the world airline industry. Travellers from across the globe take part each year in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners. The World Airline Awards are a global benchmark of airline excellence, and widely known as the Passengers Choice Awards.

“Qatar Airways remains a favourite amongst air travellers year-on-year and achieved strong results across many of the 2016 awards categories, ranking No. 2 in the world. The top prize for World’s Best Business Class is notable as this is amongst the most competitive in the customer survey. Airlines globally continue to develop and introduce new product and service concepts in Business Class and it takes a great deal of hard work to stay ahead in this market. The recognition of the Al Mourjan lounge as the world’s best is another great achievement for Qatar Airways,” said Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax.

Last year, Qatar Airways announced an unprecedented expansion of its network with 13 new destinations launching in 2016 including Adelaide, Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Chiang Mai, Seychelles and Sydney.

In 2017, the airline will commence services to new destinations including Lusaka, Skopje, Nice and Auckland – which will be the world’s longest flight.

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 186 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.

Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This was the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.