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Qatar Airways receives Mercurys Award

Qatar Airways has been awarded Best Premium Service Concept 2016 for exceptional on-board catering innovation from the Mercurys Awards.

Qatar Airways has been awarded Best Premium Service Concept 2016 for exceptional on-board catering innovation from the Mercurys Awards. The accolade was presented to the airline during a ceremony held at the Shangri-La Abu Dhabi, as part of the SIAL Middle East and On-board Catering show.

The Mercurys is a long-established international travel catering award that recognises exceptional food and beverage services delivered throughout the travel industry.


Qatar Airways was commended for providing its premium passengers with healthy and nourishing menu choices using the freshest of ingredients. Qatar Airways serves an award-winning on-board menu offering premium passengers extraordinary cuisine designed by world-renowned chefs as well as on-demand à la carte service.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Customer Experience, Mr. Rossen Dimitrov, said, “It is an honour to be named as the Best Premium Service Concept provider at the Mercurys Awards 2016. This prestigious industry award recognises the commitment that Qatar Airways has to providing its travellers with the very best service and is testament to our investment in innovation, and our dedication to exceeding our passengers’ expectations.”

This latest award joins a number of many distinguished accolades the airline has recently won, having been named Airline of the Year by the CAPA Centre for Aviation, Best Full Service Airline in Western Asia at the FTE Asia Expo, Middle East Airline of the Year at the Aviation Business Awards and Best Business Class as well as Best Middle Eastern Airline at the Business Travellers Awards; to name but a few.

Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in aviation history, operating one of the youngest fleets with an average age of five years. With a rapidly growing network of more than 150 destinations across six continents, Qatar Airways connects passengers globally through its state-of-the-art hub at Hamad International Airport in Doha.