Press Release
Qatar Airways wins Airline of the Year title at 2011 World Airline Awards
Issued by: Qatar Airways  
[Johannesburg, 22 June 2011]

Qatar Airways has won the coveted title as the World's Best Airline at the 2011 World Airline Awards, in a ceremony held at the French Air and Space Museum, as part of the 2011 Paris Air Show.

Doha-based Qatar Airways also received the Best Middle East Airline award and the World's Best First Class Airline Lounge award for its Premium Terminal facility at Doha Airport.

Ranked number one in the world, Qatar Airways pipped the 2008 winner Singapore Airlines into second place, with Asiana Airlines (2010 Best Airline) in third position. Cathay Pacific Airways retained fourth place from last year, and Thai Airways International was a mover, rising four places into fifth position.

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