Qatar Airways took home six awards at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Airline Awards 2019, being named among the "World’s Top 10 Airlines," as well as "World’s Best Business Class," "Middle East Best Airline," "Middle East Best Major," "Middle East Best Business Class," and "Middle East Best Economy Class."
"This year’s achievements by Qatar Airways in the Travelersʼ Choice Airline Awards demonstrate our promise to set the highest standards and deliver the absolute best quality of service to our passengers," said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker.
The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Airline Awards are handed out based on millions of reviews from travelers around the world, reflecting best service, quality and customer satisfaction.
TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site, with more than 730 million traveler reviews of hotels, airlines, restaurants and attractions, making it one of the most recognized names in the travel industry. Airline reviews are based on customer ratings of seat comfort, leg room, in-flight entertainment, customer service, value for money, check-in and boarding, and cleanliness, in addition to an overall rating of the airline.
This yearʼs accolades are the continuation of a successful last year for Qatar Airways, having won "World’s Best Business Class" and three other awards at the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organization Skytrax.
Currently, Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 160 destinations worldwide.
Qatar Airways has launched an array of new destinations recently, including Gothenburg, Sweden; Mombasa, Kenya; and Da Nang, Vietnam. The airline says it is planning to add a number of new destinations to its extensive route network later this year, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; and Mogadishu, Somalia.
Last August, Qatar Airways announced it would increase its service to Budapest by adding four additional flights to Hungary’s capital city. The route from Budapest to Doha was also expanded with the introduction of the wide-bodied Airbus A330 aircraft.