The national carrier of Qatar, Qatar Airways has been awarded the Best Cabin Crew in the World by readers of the Middle East edition of the magazine Business Traveller. The award was presented at a gala event held at The Address Hotel Dubai Marina, which was attended by guests from regional and global travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
Qatar Airways Country Manager UAE Fadi Hijazin collected the award on behalf of the airline, adding to the international recognition the carrier has gained with a growing list of awards.
Voting by readers of Business Traveller Middle East was based on the strength of the airline’s renowned inflight service offered by its world-class cabin crew to travelers.
“On behalf of Qatar Airways, I would like to thank the readers of Business Traveller Middle East magazine and all who travel with us for once again giving their vote of confidence to us and strongly believing in our onboard service, hospitality and professionalism.
All airlines covet the title of best cabin crew as the personal experience when travelling is one of the most important so this specific award is particularly pleasing. Qatar Airways’ cabin crew are renowned around the world for the levels of service and this title confirms our promise of an unrivalled experience that can only be enjoyed by our travelers. Our customers are true advocates of our product and it is a delight to see their praise for our cabin crew on routes around the world.” — Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker
A major presence at Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the Middle East’s premier regional travel trade show taking place in Dubai this week, Qatar Airways announced route expansion on three continents at the meeting.
The airline is promoting its new Boeing 787 Business and Economy Class seats at ATM this week. The carrier is the Middle East launch customer for the 787 Dreamliner.
Qatar Airways has so far launched four destinations this year; Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Chicago (U.S.A.).
The network will expand further over the next few weeks with Salalah, Oman (May 22), Basra and Sulaymaniyah (Iraq on June 3 and August 20 respectively), Chengdu, China (September 3) and newly announced routes of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (September 18), Clark International Airport, Philippines (October 28) and on March 1, 2014, Philadelphia, U.S.A.