Established in 1993 and re-launched in 1997, Qatar Airways is the national flag carrier of Qatar, based at Doha Hamad International Airport. Qatar is proud to be one of the youngest global airlines to serve all six continents, as well as one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines. As the first Gulf carrier to sign with one of the three airline alliances, Qatar has been a member of the Oneworld alliance since October 2013.
Qatar Airways is one of the Middle East's largest network airlines, operating an extensive, network of international services to the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, Oceania and North America. Qatar operates a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 150 international destinations from its base and 5-star airport every day, using a fleet of more than 180 latest-generation aircraft. Qatar Airways Cargo, the airline's freight branch, is the world's third largest international cargo carrier.
Qatar Airways has earned many awards and accolades, becoming one of an elite group of airlines worldwide to have earned a 5-star rating by Skytrax. Voted Airline of the Year by Skytrax in 2011, 2012, 2015 and most recently in 2017, Qatar Airways has won the confidence of the travelling public.