(MENAFN - Arab News) Qatar Airways has been voted Best Middle Eastern Airline Servicing China by readers of the country's most respected travel trade magazine, TTG China.
The Doha-based carrier has been recognized at the high-profile 5th Annual TTG China Travel Awards, held this year in Shanghai.
Winners of the TTG China Travel Awards are nominated by more than 32,000 readers of TTG China, TTG Asia, TTGmice and TTG-BTmice China through online and print voting.
Readers of the prestigious industry publication base their voting on the strength of the airline's customer service, its route network, services and its marketing and advertising programs.
Qatar Airways' CEO Akbar Al-Baker said the award follows the airline's highly successful launch of scheduled flights to Chongqing in November, the airline's fifth Chinese gateway.
"Since our inaugural flight to Chongqing last year, we've seen steady growth in passenger numbers, as both business and leisure travelers take advantage of this new entry point," he said.
"2011 was a big year for Qatar Airways and 2012 is going to be even bigger, introducing more travel options for passengers flying from China to more than 100 destinations worldwide.
"We look forward to introducing more routes to our international network and increasing the capacity on existing sectors to continue giving our customers a wide array of travel choices. Our continued investment in delivering only the very best to all our customers and our ongoing commitment to targeting underserved and emerging markets has made us an industry leader," he said.
Qatar Airways' Country Manager Greater China Jared Lee, who accepted the award on behalf of the airline, said: "Winning this award is testament to the 5-star service that we extend to all of our passengers, both in the air and on the ground.