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Qatar Airways sweeps top awards at 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards


Qatar Airways won the World's Best Business Class award at the esteemed 2023 World Airline Awards event held at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace on June 20, 2023 at the Paris Air Show. Global customers, for the tenth time, have ranked Qatar Airways as the World's Best Business Class. The awards were received by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker and Chief Operating Officer of HIA, Eng. Badr Mohammed Al Meer.

Qatar Airways winning the award for its Al Mourjan Lounge at Hamad International Airport, signals its dominance in the World’s Best Business Class Lounge category. The Al Mourjan lounge additionally received the premier accolade for the World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining. Qatar Airways was honoured with the title of Best Airline in the Middle East for the eleventh time in the history of the awards.


Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said:

“Qatar Airways is delighted to win the World’s Best Business Class award at this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards. This is testimony to the collective endeavour in the airline that enables us to deliver an unsurpassed customer experience. Three further awards for Best Airline in the Middle East, World's Best Business Class Lounge and World's Best Business Class Lounge Dining illustrate Qatar Airways’ leadership in the sector, as well as, its high degree of innovation and commitment.”

Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said:

"Qatar Airways is a very firm favourite amongst customers and winning these top awards in 2023 demonstrates that their Business Class, both onboard flights and in the airports, stands out well above their competitors. Qatar Airways gained a very close second place finish in the overall global rating, ensuring that Qatar Airways again scooped the award as the Best Airline in the Middle East for 2023 for an eleventh time."

The airline is at the forefront of developing and introducing new aircraft types such as the 787, A350, and 777X and it has one of the world’s youngest fleets.


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