Qatar Airways has been named ‘Best Airline for International First Class,’ ‘Best First-Class Seat Design,’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ for the second consecutive year by the Global Traveler Tested Reader Survey Awards, one of the most respected awards in the business travel industry.
The U.S. based Global Traveler Tested Reader Survey awards are voted on by frequent affluent international travellers, with 93% travelling internationally on a regular basis, primarily in first and business class. The awards are an unbiased reflection as they are based solely on reader votes. Qatar Airways was honoured with the distinguished awards at a private gala event at The Peninsula Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H.E. Akbar Al Baker, said: “It is a great pleasure to be recognised by travellers for the second consecutive year for our luxury, state-of-the-art product and outstanding service. We take pride in providing passengers with the utmost travel experience, and constantly exceed their expectations each time they choose to travel with us.”
The latest Global Traveler awards were presented ahead of the launch of Qatar Airways’ highly-anticipated Qsuite Business Class seat on flights from Hamad International Airport (HIA) to John F. Kennedy International Airport, commencing 16 December, 2017. Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away; allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room.