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Qatar Airways bags 4 wins at 2019 Business Traveller Awards

Shahudha Mohamed
10 October 2019, MVT 11:55
Qatar Airways collect the 'Best Airline' award at the Business Traveller Awards 2019 held in Royal Garden Hotel on October 7, 2019. PHOTO: STEVE DUNLOP
Shahudha Mohamed
10 October 2019, MVT 11:55

Qatar Airways was named 'Best Airline' at the 2019 Business Traveller Awards, held on October 7 at London’s Royal Garden Hotel.

In addition to being crowned 'Best Airline' by readers of Business Traveller, the airline was also awarded 'Best Long-Haul Airline', 'Best Business Class' and 'Best Middle Eastern Airline'.

The awards were collected by the airline’s European Senior Vice President Sylvain Bosc, and UK and Ireland Country Manager Gary Kershaw in front of 250 industry leaders.

"To be recognised once again by the readers of Business Traveller with these prestigious awards is a huge honour for Qatar Airways and an appreciation of our promise to consistently deliver a truly world-class service", said Qatar Airways Group's Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker.

The awards are decided by Business Traveller readers by casting votes, which are then further authenticated by an independent auditing company.

The haul is the latest in a string of awards successes for Qatar Airways, which was also named 'World’s Best Airline' by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.

It also collected 'Best Airline in the Middle East', 'World’s Best Business Class' and 'Best Business Class Seat', in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the "Skytrax Airline of the Year" title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.

Airline alliance Oneworld, of which Qatar Airways has been a member since 2013, once again won the 'Best Airline Alliance' award, confirming its position as the world's premier global airline alliance.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircrafts via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 160 destinations worldwide.

The airline recently launched an array of new travel destinations, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia.

The airline will add Langkawi, Malaysia to its extensive route network later this month; with Gaborone, Botswana; Luanda, Angola and Osaka, Japan set to follow over the next few months.