KATHMANDU, July 22: Qatar Airways has been named the ‘Airline of the Year 2021’ by AirlineRatings.
According to the company, the airline has also clinched the Best Middle East Airline, Best Catering, and the Best Business Class awards. “Over the past 16 months, the aviation industry has witnessed some of its darkest days, but Qatar Airways has continued to operate and stand by our passengers despite many other airlines halting operations due to the pandemic,” a statement quoted Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, as saying. “Our commitment is to provide the highest possible level of health and safety standards both on the ground and in the air, with 5-star service at the core of our business.”
This is the third year in a row the airline has achieved the Best Business Class accolade. The AirlineRatings ‘Airline of the Year’ award acknowledges the best in aviation, with a focus on product innovation, good route network and overall safety. All AirlineRatings awards are given based on strict assessment criteria put together by industry professionals with extensive expertise and experience in the aviation field.