Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Wins 3 Categories At The AirlineRatings Awards

Qatar Airways has once again taken the top prize at the AirlineRatings Awards by securing the prestigious ‘Airline of the Year’ award in addition to being named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ and also taking home the ‘Best Business Class’ award.


  • This is the second year running that Qatar Airways has scooped the top prize and the fourth year in a row to take home the ‘Best Business Class’ award.
  • The AirlineRatings ‘Airline of the Year’ award acknowledges the best that aviation has to offer, with a focus on product innovation, a strong route network and overall safety.
  • All AirlineRatings awards are given based on strict assessment criteria put together by industry professionals with extensive expertise and experience in the aviation field.
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The AirlineRatings ‘Airline Of The Year’ awards, acknowledge the best of the best in the airline industry in turn helping passengers choose who to fly with. As well as in flight product, the world’s best airlines must also be innovative, have a good route network and score highly for safety. Qatar Airways also became the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax. This follows the success of Hamad International Airport as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating.


The award-winning Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, offers a First Class experience in the Business Class cabin. Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room and maintain social distancing, a first of its kind in the industry.


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Earlier this year, Qatar Airways launched an inspiring new brand refresh campaign inviting people to ‘Let’s Fly’ as the world reopened and travelled once again. Image: Qatar Airways

Qatar is set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup later this year, anticipating more than 1.5-million fans for the most popular sporting event. The 32-team tournament is set to kick-off on November 21. With a surge in passenger demand expected during the FIFA World Cup period, Qatar Airways will implement various strategies to maximise capacity and optimise its network, to ensure that fans from around the world experience the airline’s award-winning service.


These strategies include increasing capacity to countries which have qualified for the tournament, as well as those countries where football fans are likely to travel to Qatar for the historic event. The airline will redesign the network to make it more agile and flexible, offering passengers seamless connectivity around the world. The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, as one of the only airlines to never stop flying during the pandemic. Qatar Airways has regrown its network to 150 global destinations, with around 500 daily flights taking people to where they want to go.


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