On June 18th, 2019, at the 2019 World Airline Awards held at Paris Air Show, Qatar Airways was awarded accolades as the World’s Best Airline, the World’s Best Business Class seat, and as the Best Airline in the Middle East.
Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, stated the following after Qatar Airways received the awards
“We are thrilled to be globally recognized by our customers by winning these four prestigious awards. Becoming the first airline to be named as Airline of the Year for the firth time is a landmark achievement and, combined with three other major Skytrax awards, is a testament to the tireless efforts of the entire Qatar Airways team. It is a proud moment for the airline as our constant innovation and service standards set the benchmark in our industry.”
The World Airline Awards, which was established in 1999, is referred to as the “Oscars” of the aviation industry. The winners of the awards are selected and voted by customers: over 100 customer nationalities participated in this year’s survey with 21.65 million eligible entries counted in the final results. For the 2018/2019 awards, over 300 airlines were featured in the results.