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Qatar Airways Boeing 777 A7-BEG receives a water cannon salute as it arrives in Seattle. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Qatar Airways Wins the “Airline of the Year” Award by Skytrax

Skytrax, a British civil aviation research company founded in 1989, is responsible for compiling special rankings devoted to airlines and airports to help travelers choose the airline best suited to their needs. Each year since 1999, it has introduced the Skytrax World Airline Awards, conducting international surveys to identify the best airports, the most efficient airlines, the best-qualified cabin and ground staff, the best-quality in-flight entertainment and catering, and other determinants of air travel.

Skytrax is among the industry’s best-known organizations for giving annual awards to airlines. This year’s Best Airline of the Year 2022 award was won by Qatar Airways. The airline has already won this award six other times, in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021, when the airline was also the first globally to receive the Skytrax COVID-19 safety rating.

Qatar Airways, founded on Nov. 22, 1993, will soon celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. The airline is one of the largest and most diverse in the world, with more than 200 aircraft, including Airbus A320, A321, A330, A350, A380 and Boeing 777, Boeing 787. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer since 1996, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, said being named World’s Best Airline has always been a goal since Qatar Airways was created, and winning it for the seventh time, while also garnering three other awards is a testament to the hard work of the entire staff. In fact, Qatar Airways won three more awards, in addition to Airline of the year, namely World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining, and Best Airline in the Middle East, as it did in 2019.

With less than two months to go until the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the first in the Middle East, the emirate’s airline, Qatar Airways, has boosted its all-inclusive travel packages for fans who want to secure a seat at the world’s biggest soccer event. The tournament will take place in eight stadiums designed to evoke symbols of Arab culture. Al Bayt Stadium will host the opening match with a capacity of 60,000, while Lusail Stadium will host the tournament’s final, with a capacity of 80,000.

As a reminder, Qatar Airways, as FIFA’s Official Airline Partner since 2017, has already sponsored major events, including the 2019 and 2020 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup™ and the FIFA Arab Cup™, hosted in Qatar. In August, Qatar Airways 100 days before the start of the World Cup launched the Journey Tour in London, U.K. with an interactive bus that continues to tour 13 European cities, offering fans a variety of interactive experiences, including learning about the history of Qatar and the FIFA World Cup™ and meeting Sama, the first MetaHuman cabin crew.

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  • Vincenzo Claudio Piscopo

    Vincenzo graduated in 2019 in Mechanical Engineering with an aeronautical curriculum, focusing his thesis on Human Factors in aircraft maintenance. In 2022 he pursued his master's degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Palermo, Italy. He combines his journalistic activities with his work as a Safety and Reliability Engineer for Teoresi Group at Leonardo S.p.A.

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