QATAR AIRWAYS BAGS BEST BUSINESS CLASS AWARD BY BUSINESS TRAVELLER MAGAZINE
More good news and awards for Qatar Airways were announced at the start of the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai yesterday, when the prestigious Business Traveller Middle East magazine revealed that the airline was voted for Best Business Class in the World for the second year running.
Qatar Airways is in Dubai to attend ATM 2012 and is showcasing for the first time their new cabin product for the B787 Dreamliner, once again as seen in their B777 fleet with a seat less per row than their closest competitors. With 60 B787 Dreamliners on order, Qatar Airways is Boeings launch customer in the Middle East and the upcoming delivery of this revolutionary new aircraft, though years late, will change not only the aviation economics for airlines but also the inflight comfort for passengers.
The Uganda office of Qatar Airways and the airlines corporate communications department wasted no time in sending out this information, which will undoubtedly reaffirm the carriers global standing at The Worlds 5 Star Airline, as it seeks to defend this title by Skytrax for 2012.
Voting criteria included such elements as inflight service, seat comfort including the long haul fleets flat bed seat, ground handling of premium passengers, inflight entertainment, wireless connectivity on board and product offerings in business class, in the air and on the ground. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker commented on this latest award: On behalf of Qatar Airways, I would like to thank the readers of Business Traveller Middle East magazine for once again giving their vote of confidence to us and strongly believing in our product, service, hospitality and professionalism in the air and on the ground. Our customers are true advocates of our product and it is a delight to see their support of our premium cabin across the network, whether on short- or long-haul routes for which we promise an unrivalled experience.
Here in East Africa Qatar Airways is already the airline with the widest coverage of destinations, presently serving Nairobi and Dar es Salaam twice a day and Entebbe and Kigali once a day, before in coming months also adding Kilimanjaro via Nairobi and Zanzibar and Mombasa via Dar es Salaam, which will at that stage get a third daily frequency, all flown on the Airbus A320.
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