LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways was named "Best Business Class" at the 25th Annual Best in Business Travel Awards USA Awards 2013, held in Los Angeles at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, on January 13th. The airline was additionally honored as the "Best Business Class in the Middle East" and named "Best Airline in the World for International Travel" for the 5th consecutive year.
The Best in Business Travel Awards are based on votes by readers of Business Traveler USA magazine with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company and are widely recognized as the market's benchmark for excellence. Readers based their voting on the strength of the airline's customer service, its route network and services.
Lisa Markovic, Qatar Airways' Country Manager for the United States of America, said "There is no greater achievement than the appreciation of our passengers and we would like to thank the Business Traveler readers for choosing Qatar Airways, especially against such strong competition"
"These awards illustrate Qatar Airways' ongoing commitment to providing 5-star service as one of the world's leading airlines for both business and leisure travelers. We are particularly proud to be acknowledged for consistently providing the world's best international travel experience for five years, running. We now look forward to improving our travel options, by expanding on our network of over 130 destinations, through the oneworld alliance."
Qatar Airways was also recently named Best Business Class by Business Traveller readers in the United Kingdom and Best Middle East Airline by readers of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific. The Doha-based carrier was recognized in London, on November 5th and for the fourth consecutive year at the 22nd Annual Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards, held in Hong Kong.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 128 aircraft to 133 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.
In 2013, Qatar Airways has launched 11 destinations to date – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman), Basra (Iraq), Sulaymaniyah (Iraq), Chengdu (China), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Ta'if (Saudi Arabia) and most recently Clark Manila International Airport (Philippines) and Hangzhou (China).
Over the next few weeks and months, the network will grow further with Sharjah and Dubai World Central, both in the UAE (March 1, 2014), Philadelphia, USA (April 2, 2014), Edinburgh, Scotland (May 28, 2014) and Miami, USA (June 10, 2014).
For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 44302072, Fax: +974 44302069
SOURCE Qatar Airways