Wayfarer TV: Qatar Airways becomes world’s largest airline

by James Wilkinson

Qatar Airways says it has led the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking people home safely and reliably on more flights to more destinations than any other airline, becoming the largest carrier in the world over the past three months.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, says these efforts have established the carrier as the airline passengers, governments and industry partners can rely on and trust.

“During this crisis more passengers have chosen to fly with Qatar Airways than any other airline, and we appreciate the trust they have placed in us,” he said. “We have become the largest global carrier flying over 50 million kilometres to repatriate over 1.8 million passengers on over 15,000 flights. This has enabled us to accumulate unrivalled experience of how to safely and reliably carry passengers during these uncertain times.

“Our wide network of flights during this period has ensured we have kept up to date with the latest in international airport procedures and implemented the most advanced safety and hygiene measures on board our aircraft and in our award winning home and hub, Hamad International Airport, recently voted the Best Airport in the Middle East for the sixth consecutive year.

“This is why more people rely on us for international travel than any other airline during this crisis and why we will continue to ensure the safest and most reliable experience for our passengers as we resume flights to more destinations over the summer.

“Qatar Airways is a carrier that has been recognised as the World’s Best Airline on five occasions by Skytrax, built significant goodwill with governments and embassies as we assisted stranded citizens and most importantly, been available non-stop for stranded passengers during the pandemic. We have been here 24/7 during the darkest days and will continue to be a friend in need as confidence returns and people restart their travel plans,” he said.