QA named world’s best airline Jun 19, 2019 0 2060 12345 Tribune News NetworkParisQatar Airways (QA) has won four prestigious prizes at this year’s 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards, including the highest accolade of “World’s Best Airline”. QA also became the only carrier to win the best airline award five times (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019) in the competition’s history.QA has been named the “Best Airline in the Middle East” for the third successive year. The airline has also won the “World’s Best Business Class” accolade for the fourth year in succession. It also retained the World’s Best Business Class Seat award for its patented Qsuite product.Minister of Transport and Communications HE Jassim bin Saif al Sulaiti, who attended the Skytrax Awards ceremony, said: “This is a great day for Qatar, and I am delighted to have been here today to witness Qatar Airways being recognised as the ‘Best Airline of the Year’ for the fifth time.”QA Group Chief Executive Akbar al Baker said, “The Skytrax Awards are widely recognised as the most prestigious in the airline industry, so to have won so many prizes at the 2019 ceremony is a truly memorable experience for Qatar Airways.”“We are thrilled to be recognised by our customers by winning these four awards. Being the first airline to be named ‘Airline of the Year’ for the fifth time is a landmark achievement and, combined with three other major Skytrax awards, is testament to the tireless efforts of the entire Qatar Airways team. It is a proud moment for the airline as our constant innovation and service standards set the benchmark in our industry,” Baker added.He said, “The fact that the Skytrax Awards are voted for by travellers makes them especially meaningful for all of us in the industry. Aviation is a competitive business, and to have received such recognition will spur us all at Qatar Airways to even greater heights and we look forward to delivering our world-class product to millions of passengers in the coming years.”Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted said: “To be named as the World’s Best Airline is a great recognition of Qatar Airways’ high standards, and recognises the hard work and dedication from every member of staff to satisfy customers. To achieve this accolade for a fifth time is a remarkable achievement, and we congratulate them for this unique success.”More than 100 customer nationalities participated in the survey with 21.65 million eligible entries counted in the results. Survey entries were screened by Skytrax to identify IP and user information, with duplicate, suspect or ineligible entries deleted. RELATED ARTICLES MME allocates QR750 million for two landscaping, beautification projects Jun 19, 2019 0 1653 GANHRI’s new vision seeks to bolster rights bodies, says Marri Jun 19, 2019 0 1030 UN calls for independent probe into Morsi’s death Jun 19, 2019 0 973 HIA expansion plan firmly in place: Sulaiti Tribune News Network Doha The Hamad International Airport’s (HIA) expansion plans are firmly in place and a tender for the same will be floated in the next two months, Minister of Transport and Communications HE Jassim .. QF initiative to support private sector Qatar Foundation Research, Development and Innovation (QFRDI) has marked the launch of its new funding initiative, ‘Innovation Coupon’, by signing an agreement with its first beneficiary, ADGS, a local private ..