Qatar Airways named world’s best airline by eDreams
Qatar Airways has been acknowledged for its performance during the global pandemic as the best airline in the world by eDreams, one of Europe’s largest online travel agents.
The accolade drew on feedback from over 61,000 customers across 667 airlines awarding marks for service quality not only onboard but throughout each customer touchpoint, including flight refunds, reliability, ticket flexibility, value for money, overall experience, and safety.
Qatar Airways topped the rating with a score of 4.4 / 5, reflecting the range of measures to support customers and trade partners during the pandemic, including the most flexible booking and refunds policy.
Qatar Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer Thierry Antinori welcomed the award from eDreams: “We are thankful and very honoured to receive this award coming from one of the leading global trade distributors. This reflects the uninterrupted and full commitment of Qatar Airways to our customers and the trade since the first day of the pandemic. We have worked hard to be the most trusted and reliable airline for our travel trade partners.
“At Qatar Airways fulfilling our mission and being there for the people needing us is paramount. When the pandemic began we were there to bring people home when many other airlines stopped flying, and since then we have kept flying, resuming, and rebuilding our network using our varied fleet of modern, fuel-efficient aircraft.
We currently offer more destinations and frequencies than any other carrier in the Middle East region to Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas with more than 130 destinations and even launched seven new destinations during the pandemic - Abuja, Accra, Brisbane, Cebu, Luanda, San Francisco, and Seattle - to meet demand so that passengers can travel with an airline they can rely on.
“Having always offered a stable and predictable schedule, subject to local regulations, we have also had one of the most generous and consistent refund policies in the industry to facilitate the changing situation of passengers and entry restrictions. We have invested significant resources into leading the industry in biosafety by recently became the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax.
Additionally, Qatar Airways’ home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), recently being named as the first and only airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating in December 2020.
Qatar Airways looks forward to continuing our strong relationship with eDreams and well as with all our trade partners in general. Reliability and presence in the market is important to the industry which is why it is one of the cornerstones of our commercial strategy.”
The airline recently became the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by the international air transport rating organization, Skytrax.
This follows HIA’s recent success as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating.
Additionally, the airline also announced that it will soon become the first global airline to offer passengers 100 percent zero-touch technology for its award-winning Oryx One in-flight entertainment system across the A350 fleet.
These recognitions assure passengers across the world that airline health and safety standards are subject to the highest possible standards of professional, independent scrutiny and assessment.
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