QATAR AIRWAYS BAGS ‘BEST MIDDLE EAST AIRLINE’ FOR THE 8TH TIME
(Posted 07th October 2013)
Qatar Airways, one of East Africa’s best liked foreign airlines, has just been awarded the TTG Asia Travel Awards ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ trophy.
QR presently flies to Entebbe in conjunction with Kigali daily and double daily to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, but also serves Kilimanjaro and Addis Ababa in the wider region.
The national airline of Qatar was voted by readers of one of the most respected travel trade magazines in the Asia Pacific, TTG Asia. Readers based their voting on the strength of the airline’s customer service, its route network, services and its marketing and advertising programmes.
Qatar Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer Marwan Koleilat (Picture shown below), who accepted the award on behalf of the airline, said that the honour demonstrated the airline’s continued popularity amongst passengers.
‘Qatar Airways continues to consolidate its position as one of the world’s leading airlines by winning several awards year on year. Winning the Best Middle Eastern Airline award reiterates the airline’s commitment to create superior travel experiences for its passengers and to offer them the best service levels. We are very proud of this recognition from our esteemed customers who are true advocates of our product. Asia Pacific is one of the most significant regions for Qatar Airways and we will continue to focus on delivering excellent customer service while, of course, expanding our operations in this region.
Qatar Airways has over the past years seen rapid growth after just 16 years of operations. The airline currently operates a modern fleet of 129 aircraft to 132 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas and will in March next year take delivery of their first Airbus A380, after being the Middle East launch customer for Boeing’s B787 Dreamliner.
In 2013, Qatar Airways has launched nine destinations to date – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman), Basra (Iraq), Sulaymaniyah (Iraq), Chengdu (China), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), and most recently Ta’if (Saudi Arabia).
Over the next few weeks and months, the network will grow further with Clark Manila International Airport, Philippines (October 27) and Philadelphia, USA (April 2, 2014).
Watch this space for regular and breaking aviation news in the Eastern African region.