Qatar Airways has racked up a number of laurels during the month of April, across a variety of categories, recognising the airline’s commitment to delivering outstanding onboard experiences.
The airline won two separate accolades at the 2019 Onboard Hospitality Awards, which took place in Hamburg, Germany on April 1. Qatar Airways and FORMIA won a special award for ‘Best Charitable Initiatives’, in recognition of the airline’s breast cancer awareness amenity kit, which was cited as a worthy initiative, helping to raise awareness of an important cause in a simple but effective manner.
Qatar Airways received the ‘Trendsetter of the Year’ award for its versatile Tasting Platter, an express dinner option aimed at optimising rest and sleep on overnight flights from Europe. This concept was found by specialist judges to take the tasting menu trend to a new level for premium passengers. The airline also received ‘Highly Commended’ in three categories: ‘Best Onboard Catering Innovation’ for the elegant Caviar presentation, ‘Best for Onboard Kids’ and ‘Best for Onboard Snacks – First and Business Class’.
The airline’s first class male amenity kit and its goody bag for children scooped two Gold awards at The TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards ceremony, which also took place in Hamburg, Germany on April 2. These awards are judged by passengers and celebrate the design excellence of amenity kits, sleeper suits and bedding. The airline’s win at the PAX International Readership Awards on April 3 for ‘Best Middle East Economy Class Amenity Kit’ rounds off wins for the airline’s Product Development and Design department during the month.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker spoke on the airline’s success: “We would like to thank the judges and our passengers for presenting us with these awards. To be recognised across such a diverse spectrum, from Onboard Catering to Product Design, is a reflection of the dedication and hard work of all our employees throughout the organisation.”
Furthermore, Qatar Airways was awarded the PAX International Readership award for ‘Best Cabin Interior Passenger Experience’ and received the ‘Best In-Flight Duty Free Programme’ award for the Middle East – the third time in four years that it has won this award – at the recent ceremony in Germany.
The airline was named ‘World’s Top 10 Airline’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘Middle East Best Airline’, ‘Middle East Best Major’, ‘Middle East Best Business Class’, and ‘Middle East Best Economy Class’ by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Airline Awards 2019.