Qatar Airways Wins Crystal Cabin Award 2018 for ‘Best Cabin Concept’

DOHA, Qatar, Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has won a Crystal Cabin Award for Best Cabin Concept, in recognition of its innovative new Business Class seat, Qsuite.

The award, announced at the Aircraft Interiors Exposition taking place in Hamburg, Germany this week, was decided by a jury of 28 international experts from a shortlist of 91 submissions and 24 finalists, to distinguish pioneering on-board innovation by airlines. Hamad International Airport (HIA) Chief Operating Officer, Eng. Badr Al Meer, received the award on behalf of Qatar Airways at the prestigious awards ceremony held at the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski in Hamburg.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: We are delighted to have Qsuite recognised in the ‘Best Cabin Concept’ category by the Crystal Cabin Awards. As an airline, one of our top priorities is to continuously strive to create a second-to-none in-flight experience for our passengers. We are very proud that Qsuite has been a game-changer within the industry, bringing a First Class experience to the Business Class cabin. This award proves that our extensive investment in innovative design concepts and cabin comfort has truly paid off.

Qatar Airways, known for its industry firsts, continues to exceed expectations with its innovative product development � most notably, with the recent launch of its revolutionary Business Class seat, Qsuite. Qsuite takes cabin innovation and personalisation to an entirely new level, thanks to its patented quad seating configuration that features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as customisable private cabins for up to four people. Qsuite has set a new standard in luxury travel, and is already fast collecting awards since its launch at ITB Berlin last year.

Celebrating its 12th year, the Crystal Cabin Awards are a benchmark for innovation and creativity within the aviation industry. The winners were announced as part the Aircraft Interiors Expo, the leading global trade fair for aircraft cabins, taking place from 10 to 12 April in Hamburg, Germany.

Last month, Qatar Airways received the Apex Passenger Choice awards for: ‘Best Overall Airline: Middle East’; ‘Best Food and Beverage: Middle East’; ‘Best Cabin Service: Middle East’; and ‘Best Seat Comfort: Middle East’ by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) during a ceremony at Apex Asia held in Shanghai, where the airline also received a 2018 Five-Star Apex Official Airline rating.

In March, the airline was also named ‘Best Regional Middle East/Africa Airline’ by Money magazine’s 2018 ‘Best in Travel’ awards for the second consecutive year. The award, one of the highest honours in the industry, recognised the airline for its unparalleled value, comfort, and prestige.

One of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, Qatar Airways recently revealed a host of forthcoming global destinations for 2018-19, including London Gatwick and Cardiff, United Kingdom; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum and Antalya, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece and Malaga, Spain.

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About Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2018, including Thessaloniki, Greece; Cardiff, UK and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘Airline of the Year’ by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.

Source: Qatar Airways