Qatar Airways gets IATA"™s «Fast Travel Green Award»

Qatar Airways was recognised for its innovation in passenger comfort by being awarded the "Fast Travel Green Award" instituted by IATA.

The 70th IATA (International Air Transport Association) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Transport Summit 2014 concluded in Doha on Tuesday after a series of "successful round" of deliberations, key resolutions, negotiations and agreements were passed.

The event held for the first time in the Gulf region was heralded as a "great succes" by IATA officials, senior airline management among others who attended the three-day conference in Doha.

Qatar Airways led by CEO Akbar al-Baker was widely praised for hosting a memorable and engaging conference. Al-Baker was also president of this year"™s IATA AGM in Doha.

IATA welcomed and recognised the participation of Qatar Airways and the newly opened Hamad International Airport in two key industry programmes that will help in enhancing security and passenger convenience.

Al-Baker said, "Qatar Airways is immensely proud to have hosted this year"™s IATA AGM. It was just one year ago in Cape Town that we gathered for this forum, and now the 70th IATA AGM has finally become a reality being held in Doha and the GCC region for the very first time.

"It has been an absolute pleasure to have all the senior aviation representatives in Doha and we sincerely hope the agreements and resolutions passed will help in further strengthening our industry. With the expansion of the aviation industry and the ever-growing aircraft manufacturing sector, we have together made travel easily accessible for the masses. Together we have opened up borders and air bridges, making ways for enriched business and cultural exchanges.

"Qatar Airways is a strong supporter of IATA and this year"™s AGM has been a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our Qatari hospitality, together with the new infrastructural developments in our…

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