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PARIS AIRSHOW: Qatar Airways named as 'Airline of the Year' at Skytrax awards

Posted 20 June 2017 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways has been named as Airline of the Year by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, held today at the Paris Air Show, the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition as the world's best airline.


 
In addition to being voted Best Airline by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including Best Airline in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge. Qatar Airways' home and hub, Hamad International Airport, was this year also rated five-star by Skytrax, one of only five in the world to be given this recognition.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “For Qatar Airways to be named the World’s Best Airline particularly at this critical point in time, is a significant testimony of our passengers’ belief and trust in our unwavering commitment to deliver only the best. This award is also a reflection of the hard work and dedication of every employee at Qatar Airways. Our recognition at Skytrax this year is especially important as these awards are voted by travellers. To them I offer my sincere thanks, and I look forward to welcoming them on board soon.”
 
He added: "At these difficult times of illegal bans on flights out of my country by big bullies, this is an award not to me, not to my airline, but to my country."

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