Qatar Airways earns highest Diamond Standard status in APEX Health Safety Jan 13, 2021 0 969 12345 Tribune News NetworkDOHAQatar Airways (QA) has achieved Diamond Standard in the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) Health Safety Powered by SimpliFlying audit.The ‘Diamond Standard’ status, which is the highest level attainable, was announced by APEX and global aviation marketing consultancy, SimpliFlying, following a meticulous assessment of the airline’s robust COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards.Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said, “As an industry leader, we welcome the further recognition of Qatar Airways’ commitment to providing the most rigorous and stringent virus monitoring, detection and COVID-19 safety programme throughout our end-to-end passenger experience within the global aviation community.“The awarding of the APEX Health Safety ‘Diamond Standard’ was the result of a thorough and extensive independent audit of the airline’s comprehensive COVID-19 protection and prevention measures, both onboard and at the Hamad International Airport, and reinforces the fact that air travel does not need to be a source of concern to passengers.”He added, “As commercial aviation continues to deal with the challenges and impact of the global pandemic, we welcome the introduction of this and other relevant COVID-related hygiene and safety reviews, and would encourage other airlines to continue to build passenger confidence and assist with the recovery of the industry by participating wherever possible.”APEX Chief Executive Officer Dr Joe Leader said, “Qatar Airways’ COVID-19 protocols definitively met the highest marks for the Diamond certification level backed by their extraordinary steps for customer safety. The actions taken by Qatar appear centred around a singular philosophy: how can we innovatively maximise both our customer service and passenger safety hand-in-hand.“Having flown recently on Qatar Airways with my family to the Maldives after negative COVID-19 PCR tests, the level of health safe service both in-flight and on the ground surpassed my highest expectations and even surpassed our best-ever pre-pandemic experience on the airline.”SimpliFlying Chief Executive Officer Shashank Nigam said, “Qatar Airways has raised the bar for health safety standards in the industry by initiatives such as providing a face shield to all passengers, using Honeywell’s UV disinfection systems and advanced biosafety measures at its hub in Doha. Taking such hospital-grade in ensuring health safety will help bolster trust among travellers.”Qatar Airways’ onboard safety measures include the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for cabin crew and a complimentary protective kit and disposable face shields for passengers. Business Class passengers on aircraft equipped with Qsuite can enjoy the enhanced privacy this award-winning business seat provides, including sliding privacy partitions and the option to use a ‘Do Not Disturb (DND)’ indicator. Qsuite is available on flights to more than 30 destinations, including Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur, London and New York. In addition to this, the airline also uses the most advanced HEPA air filtration systems onboard all aircraft and recently introduced Honeywell’s state-of-the-art Ultraviolet Cabin System, operated by Qatar Aviation Services, as a further step in the cleaning of its aircraft. Pages 12345 RELATED ARTICLES Qatar Charity provides medical equipment for hospitals in Palestine Jan 13, 2021 0 1029 MoTC starts collecting information to develop Qatar Freight Master Plan Jan 13, 2021 0 925 FM receives message from Sudanese counterpart Jan 13, 2021 0 888 Ministry recalls Ferrari 812 Superfast 2017-2020 models The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), in cooperation with Alfardan Sports Motors, Ferrari dealer in Qatar, has announced the recall of the 2017-2020 Ferrari 812 Superfast models due to incorrect bonding of the .. Briefs Indonesia vice-president meets Qatar ambassador Vice-President of Indonesia Ma’ruf Amin met with Ambassador of Qatar to Indonesia HE Fauziya bint Edrees Salman Al Sulaiti on Tuesday. The meeting took place via video ..