April 17: Qatar Airways has won a host of awards this month across a variety of categories, highlighting its outstanding onboard hospitality, passenger experience and commitment to charitable initiatives.
The airline company said in a statement that it won two separate accolades at the 2019 Onboard Hospitality Awards that took place in Hamburg, Germany on April 1.
In recognition of the importance of sustainability, innovation and corporate social responsibility and responding to trends, Qatar Airways and FORMIA won a special award for ‘Best Charitable Initiatives’ in recognition of the airline’s breast cancer awareness amenity kit, which was cited as a worthy initiative, helping to raise awareness of an important cause in a simple but effective manner, the statement said.
Qatar Airways also received the ‘Trendsetter of the Year’ award’ for its versatile tasting platter, an express dinner option aimed at optimising rest and sleep on overnight flights from Europe. This concept was found by specialist judges to take the tasting menu trend to a new level for premium passengers.
The airline said it also received the ‘highly commended’ remark in three categories: ‘Best Onboard Catering Innovation’ for the elegant Caviar presentation, ‘Best for Onboard Kids’ and ‘Best for Onboard Snacks - First and Business Class’.