Qatar Airways won the award for the 3rd time in its history.
The award is given annually to the airline that shows the most 5-star attributes in a given year, as chosen by millions of passengers in more than 160 countries around the world through a year-long poll.
Qatar calls winning the award “a testament to the commitment and dedication to service excellence and a high-quality travel experience for all passengers that fly with Qatar Airways. It is a reflection of the 5-star calibre service that the Qatar Airways is renowned for.”
Speaking to the media, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said “I am honored to lead an airline that has paved such an accomplished path to excellence and innovation, demonstrating the team’s unwavering pride in their work and the experience provided to each of our passengers.”
Al Baker stressed passengers being “at the heart of everything we do at Qatar Airways and we are very proud to be recognised by them and to receive these three SkyTrax awards.
“Qatar Airways strives to offer the best travel experience for its guests across our entire global network of 147 destinations, with a commitment to providing quality services to each and every one of our passengers,” he said.
Qatar would not leave the annual SkyTrax World Airline Awards with just the Airline of the Year award. Qatar Airways also won the “Best Airlines Business Class Seat” and “Best Airlines in the Middle East” award for a record eighth time.