Qatar Airways wins two top awards at California expo

Qatar Airways has been awarded ‘Best Cabin Service’ and ‘Best Food and Beverage’ honours at the 2017 APEX Passenger Choice Awards held during the annual APEX Expo in Long Beach, California.  The airline also received the highest ranking as a 2018 five-star airline from over half a million passengers who took part in the highly influential awards. Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said, “We are delighted to win these two amazing awards, especially as they are voted for by the people we care about most – our passengers. It is their vote of confidence in us which spurs us on to continually enhance the customer experience for all of our passengers on all of our flights around the world.

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Qatar Airways has received a number of major accolades this year, including ‘Airline of the Year’ in the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards

“The awards, combined with being named Airline of the Year 2017 by SKYTRAX earlier this year, vindicate our continuing investment to ensure our award-winning five-star service is the best in the world and our passengers can enjoy unrivalled standards of cabin service with the best dining in the sky.” Qatar Airways was the only airline at the prestigious event to win two out of the top five awards. The ceremony was hosted by Guy Brian Kelly of The Points Guy, a website which offers worldwide points, miles and travel related tips for frequent fliers. The latest awards come just a month after Qatar Airways clinched the ‘Best Up In The Air Experience’ award for the third consecutive year and the ‘Best Baggage Initiative’ award at the Future Travel Experience Global 2017 awards ceremony, held in Las Vegas.

The award-winning airline has received a number of other major accolades this year, including ‘Airline of the Year’ in the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, which was held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition. Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the Skytrax ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’ The 2017 APEX awards were collated using the TripIt app from Concur, travel management experts; travellers rated more than 500,000 flights on a five-star scale, from October 2016 through July 2017. The ratings determined the winners of the Passenger Choice Awards, with four- and five-star-rated airlines rated in the categories of global, major regional and low-cost airlines.