QATAR Airways is renowned worldwide as an airline that prioritises quality and attention to detail. Founded in 1997, Qatar Airways maintains an expanding fleet of young aircraft with an average age of about five years, operating a mix of short, medium, and long-haul international routes to connect over 160 destinations daily. The airline’s fleet of diverse aircraft enables it to match capacity with demand, which has helped curb operating costs as well as CO2 emissions. Qatar Airways has experienced strong growth despite challenging obstacles thanks to a disciplined team of professionals, an efficient fleet, and a coordinated focus on customer experience. The BV judging panel applauds the airline’s unparalleled business class services, taking exclusivity to new heights for a custom-crafted experience. The judges declare Qatar Airways as the winner of the 2019 award for Best Flag Carrier (GCC).