Doha, Qatar – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Not only has Qatar Airways seen phenomenal growth in the 15 years since its launch, it has earned some of the industry’s most coveted Skytrax passenger choice awards—proof positive that rapid expansion hasn’t come at the cost of exacting luxury standards. Named the world’s best airline for a second consecutive year in 2012, Doha-based Qatar Airways is perfectly positioned as a gateway carrier between East and West. Baku, Perth and Zagreb are among the cities already added to the airline’s 110-plus destinations in 2012, soon to be followed by Yangon and nonstop service to Tokyo before year-end. A long-haul, business-class flight aboard one of the fleet’s new Boeing 777s will fly by: Seats with built-in massage recline to 180 degrees, while in-flight entertainment offers over 1,000 options on your 17-inch LCD screen. Exquisite Arabic and international fare, plus elite wines and spirits, are available on demand—the service, of course, is flawless (about US$8,000 for a typical round-trip ticket). Upon arrival in Doha, an entire US$100 million terminal, complete with a spa, games room, nursery, fine dining and more, caters exclusively to business- and first-class passengers.