November 22: Qatar Airways bagged yet another award as its revolutionary Qsuite was named the ‘Best Business Class’ in the Airline Excellence Awards 2019 organised by AirlineRatings. The airline’s renowned dine-on-demand in flight cuisine was also named the ‘Best Catering,’ reads a statement issued by the airline company.
According to Qatar Airways, the annual airline ratings awards, one of Australia’s most trusted travel industry awards, acknowledges the best in the airline industry and are based on votes by national travel editors who have a combined experience of over 150 years.
Airlineratings.com Editor-in Chief, Geoffrey Thomas, said: “Qatar Airways has always been a trendsetter by raising the bar, and its new Qsuite is the epitome of that drive and a natural choice as AirlineRatings.com best Business Class for 2019. Qsuite is a first-class experience in Business Class. Our judges rated it as one of the best overall business-class products they had seen. It sets a standard to which some airlines can only aspire.”
Qsuite, patented by Qatar Airways, features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. Adjustable panels and moveable TV monitors on the centre four seats allow colleagues, friends or families travelling together to transform their space into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine and socialise together.
In May 2018, Qatar Airways introduced an enhanced onboard dining experience for its Business Class passengers. The new dining concept features newly-designed tableware, in-flight dining menus, cutlery and chinaware that are specially crafted to meet travellers’ high expectations and elevate their experience on board.
These awards add to a year of continued success for Qatar Airways, which was named the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. It was also named the ‘Best Business Class Seat’, the ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and the ‘World’s Best First-Class Airline Lounge’.