Qatar Airways wins ‘Maritime Oscars’ for ‘Investment in People’ for its contribution to the welfare of thousands of seafarers.
07 November 2021, 12:00 AM
30 November 2021, 12:00 AM
Qatar Airways has won the 'Investment in People' accolade from Seatrade Awards 2021(known as the "Maritime Oscars”), in recognition of its contribution to the welfare of thousands of seafarers.
The airline not only played a leading role in the repatriation of mariners stranded by the pandemic but also continued to facilitate essential crew changes to support the global supply chains.
The Seatrade Awards are judged by an independent panel of experts representing key maritime associations across the world.
Since the start of the pandemic, Qatar Airways has carried more than 500,000 mariners for both repatriations and crew changes. In addition, the airline operated more than 130 charters carrying over 35,000 workers.
In addition, the airline’s home airport Hamad International Airport (HIA), opened an industry-first dedicated ‘Mariner Lounge’, providing exclusive, complimentary access to seafarers and offshore workers.