Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker has been honoured with an Airline Business accolade for leadership at the annual Airline Strategy Awards held in London.
Al Baker was recognised by the editorial team of the highly acclaimed UK-based aviation industry magazine for his leadership and strategy in developing the Doha-based airline from a small fledgling carrier to a global network business.
He has been instrumental in guiding Qatar Airways into a powerful airline in Middle East aviation and a leading international force since being appointed CEO in 1997 at the time of the carrier’s relaunch.
Al Baker has shaped Qatar Airways into an award-winning global airline – today rated the world’s best – from its operational hub of Doha, capital of the State of Qatar.
He was presented with his award by Max Kingsley-Jones, Editor of Airline Business at an illustrious gathering of over 300 guests, many leading international aerospace industry figures.
In accepting his award, Al Baker paid tribute to employees of Qatar Airways for helping make the airline the success it is today by helping lead the way in service and standards within a highly competitive global industry.
“Qatar Airways has come a long way in just 15 short years and it is an honour to accept this award and be recognised by the prestigious magazine Airline Business read by true aviation professionals the world over,” said Al Baker.