Qatar Airways’ world-class in-flight experience has been awarded the ‘Best Up In the Air’ Experience Award during Future Travel Experience Global (FTEG) 2015.
FTEG 2015, held in Las Vegas from September 9 to 11, is an independent travel conference focused on the theme of ‘transforming the passenger experience through customer-focused innovation and collaboration’.
The ‘Best Up in the Air’ Experience Award focuses on how emerging technology and service will change the in-flight experience by 2025, while highlighting top airlines that are driving these advancements forward. Members of Qatar Airways cabin crew were in attendance to accept the award.
“We are honoured to receive this coveted award, particularly from an organisation that is focused on the future of air travel,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker.
“Through our unparalleled amenities and our dedicated cabin crew, we continually strive to exceed today’s expectations and set new standards for tomorrow’s inflight experience. And thanks to the dedication and hard work of our award-winning cabin crew, as exemplified by this accolade, our passengers and fans clearly agree.”
The illustrious award comes at a time when Qatar Airways is expanding and adding significant new direct routes between the United States and Hamad International Airport in Doha. The airline plans to launch non-stop services to Los Angeles, Atlanta and Boston in 2016, along with a second flight to New York JFK. The second daily service to New York as well as the current Philadelphia route will be operated by the airline’s latest flagship Airbus A350 for which Qatar Airways is the Global Launch Customer.
“Our goal is to offer the world’s best aviation services to as many passengers as possible,” said Qatar Airways Senior Vice President of Customer Experience Rossen Dimitrov.
“As we continue to expand our services in the United States, we have every confidence that our award-winning in-flight experience will give American travellers a new appreciation for global aviation.”
Qatar Airways was also honoured in 2015 at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards, where the airline was named Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East.