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Qatar Airways Wins Money Magazine “Best in Travel” Award For Second Consecutive Year

March 27, 2018 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Qatar Airways has been named “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” by the esteemed Money magazine’s 2018 “Best in Travel” awards for the second consecutive year. The award, one of the highest honors in the industry, recognises the airline for its unparalleled value, comfort and prestige, and complements a triumphant 2017, which saw the airline receive more than 50 awards across multiple categories.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are delighted to once again receive this respected award from Money magazine, as it demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the finest in the industry to our passengers. We enjoyed a record-breaking year in 2017, claiming multiple accolades worldwide, including the prestigious Skytrax ‘Airline of the Year’ award, all thanks to the unwavering support from our dedicated customers. With this award from Money magazine, we look forward to another successful year ahead in 2018.”

The Money magazine annual “Best in Travel” awards are presented to companies that demonstrate exemplary quality of service and receive high praise from customers in overall value. In 2017, Qatar Airways won “Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline” and was the runner-up for the title of “Best Overall International Airline.”

Earlier this month Qatar Airways was awarded the APEX Passenger Choice award™ for ‘Best Overall Airline: Middle East’; ‘Best Food and Beverage: Middle East’; ‘Best Cabin Service: Middle East’; and ‘Best Seat Comfort: Middle East’ by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) during a ceremony at APEX Asia held in Shanghai, where the airline also received a 2018 Five-Star APEX Official Airline rating.

During the past several months, Qatar Airways has unveiled a new standard of travel with the launch of its revolutionary Business Class seat, Qsuite, on flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport. Qsuite, known as First in Business, features the first-ever double bed available in Business Class, as well as movable panels that permit passengers to transform their space into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine or socialise together. When passengers wish to relax or sleep, they can transform their space back into their own private room for the ultimate in privacy and comfort.

One of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, Qatar Airways has recently added a number of exciting new locales to its expansive portfolio of over 150 destinations, including Penang, Malaysia; Canberra, Australia and Pattaya, Thailand, to name just a few. The airline has a host of upcoming new destinations planned for 2018-19, including London Gatwick and Cardiff, United Kingdom; Lisbon, Portugal; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum, Antalya and Hatay, Turkey; Mykonos and Thessaloniki, Greece and Málaga, Spain.

The Money Magazine award joins a host of other notable accolades the airline has won recently, including ‘Airline of the Year’ by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, one of the highest honors in the industry. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition. Qatar airways 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.’

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