LONDON – Qatar Airways has been named “Airline of the Year 2022” by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax.
This is now the seventh time the Gulf carrier has taken out the coveted main award. Qatar Airways has been named ‘Airline of the Year’ in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and now 2022.
At the event in London this week, Qatar Airways took home three additional awards including “World’s Best Business Class”, “World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining”, and “Best Airline in the Middle East.”
The prestigious 2022 Skytrax awards are coveted within the industry due to their reputation as the benchmark for excellence and distinction.
The airlines home airport and hub, Hamad International Airport, was also recently voted the World’s Best Airport 2022,taking home the award for the second year in succession.
Qatar Airways 25th Anniversary Year
The raft of awards will no doubt be the icing on the cake for the airline as it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
In a further endorsement of its leading role not just in global aviation, but also within a highly competitive region, Qatar Airways was also announced as Best Airline in the Middle East.
Qatar Airways statement
Speaking on the 2022 awards occasion, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said:
“To be named as the World’s Best Airline was always a goal when Qatar Airways was created, but to win it for the seventh time and pick up three additional awards is a testament to all the hard work of our incredible employees.”
“Their continued dedication and drive is to ensure our passengers have the best experience possible when they fly with Qatar Airways.”
“To win these awards in the same year that we celebrate our 25th anniversary is even more rewarding and I want to offer a sincere thanks to all our passengers who voted for us.”
“Your support drives us to greater achievements every day, we value your loyalty and aim to create memories of a lifetime when you fly with us.”
Edward Plaisted of Skytrax responded: “To receive the 2022 World’s Best Airline award is a great recognition of Qatar Airways high standards, and recognises the hard work and dedication from every member of the airline’s staff to satisfy customers.”
“Qatar Airways were the largest airline to have flown consistently throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with their network never falling below 30 destinations, and that determination has clearly been well recognised by customers with this award as Airline of the Year 2022.”
“For Qatar Airways to achieve this top accolade for a seventh time is both a unique and remarkable achievement, and we congratulate them for this success.”
About the Skytrax awards
The awards, widely known as “the Oscars of the Aviation Industry”, covered the 12 months from September 2021 to August 2022 with over 14 million eligible entries counted in the results, a period when Qatar Airways increased its global network back to over 150 destinations.
The Skytrax World Airline Awards are independent and impartial, introduced in 1999 to provide a customer satisfaction study that was truly global. Travellers across the world vote in the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners.