Skytrax, an international air transport rating organisation has announced Qatar Airways the winner of the ‘Airline of the Year’ award. Qatar Airways has further won five other awards which include World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge, World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat, World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering and Best Airline in the Middle East. It is worth noting that this is the sixth time that Qatar Airways has won the ‘Airline of the Year’ award (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, and now 2021).
Qatar Airways Receives Recognition for Al Mourjan Lounge
In addition to the ‘Airline of the Year’ award, Qatar Airways also received recognition for its luxurious Al Mourjan Lounge, a calming oasis for travellers, which was voted the World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge.
Qatar Airways has placed even greater emphasis on the passenger experience and biosafety during the pandemic to enhance service levels and provide reassurance to travellers. The consistent pursuit of innovation was reflected by the introduction of a new Business Class Suite on the Boeing 787-9 fleet, UV cleaning between flights and touch-free inflight entertainment technology while industry-leading flexible rebooking options demonstrated the airline’s commitment to going above and beyond at every opportunity.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, said: “Being recognised as the World’s Best Airline for the sixth time is an incredible achievement for our airline and I want to thank our loyal passengers for this award. Having gone through one of the most challenging years in aviation history, this award is fitting recognition for all the hard work by the entire Qatar Airways family to take care of our passengers. We never abandoned them when they needed us the most, we kept flying to get people home, focused on biosafety to provide customer and employee reassurance and continued to innovate during this period.