Posted on May 03, 2018

Qatar Airways was once again recognised for its outstanding on-board experience at the TravelPlus Readers’ Awards ceremony, which took place recently at the Helmut Schmidt Auditorium, Hamburg. The airline received two product awards: the Gold Award for its First and Business Class bedding set, and the TravelPlus Readers Award for its First and Business Class limited edition pink breast cancer awareness amenity kits.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: “We are especially excited to have received these awards, as they are testament to our commitment to continuous innovation, in order to offer our passengers an onboard experience like no other. We are truly passionate about making our passengers’ experience the best it can be, and will continue to push the boundaries and go that extra mile to make their experience even more special.” TravelPlus is an independent industry event that celebrates the design excellence of the best onboard amenity kits including First and Business class kits, overnight kits, children’s goody bags, bedding and sleeper suits.

The Qatar Airways First and Business Class sleep collection consists of a quilted mattress, a plush quilted blanket, soft but firm pillow and a message pillow developed by the product development and design team. The award-winning First and Business class limited edition breast cancer amenity kits were created exclusively for Qatar Airways by luxury Italian luggage brand BRIC’S, in a carefully chosen shade of pink called ‘Rose Pompadour’, featuring a range of skincare products from Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio to mark the airline’s continuing support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Qatar Airways passengers flying in First Class and Business Class can enjoy luxury amenity kits created exclusively for Qatar Airways by stylish Italian luggage brand BRIC’S. The miniature versions of the Bellagio and Sintesis suitcase features a hard-shell with a Tuscan leather trim. Each bag contains exclusive products from Italy’s Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, the environmentally friendly olive oil company. The skin care range includes lip balm, hydrating facial mist, and anti-ageing moisturiser in Business Class, with added Night Recovery Cream for First Class kits. Socks, eyeshades and ear plugs complete the range with the addition of a BRIC’S signature luggage tag for First Class.

Medium-haul customers flying in First Class and Business Class can enjoy bespoke luxury amenity kits developed by artisan brand, Nappa Dori, which has gained global recognition for its luxury handcrafted travel and fashion accessories. The kits feature select images from destinations around the world served by Qatar Airways, and contain socks, eyeshades and lip balm from Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio. Qatar Airways enjoyed a record-breaking year in 2017, claiming more than 50 individual awards across multiple categories, demonstrating its continued commitment to exceeding passenger expectations with its innovative approach to product development and dedication to customer experience.

Leading the host of awards received by the airline last year is the prestigious accolade of 2017 ‘Airline of the Year,’ awarded by the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, which was held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition. In addition to being voted Best Airline by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’.

Qatar Airways recently revealed a host of forthcoming global destinations in line with its expedited expansion plans, including the announcement that it will be the first Gulf carrier to begin direct service to Luxembourg. Other exciting new destinations to be launched by the airline include London Gatwick, United Kingdom; Lisbon, Portugal; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum and Antalya, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece and Málaga, Spain.

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