The award recognises Al Baker’s global influence and visionary approach towards the aviation industry, demonstrating strategic thinking and innovative direction in shepherding the growth of Qatar Airways’ business and the wider aviation industry. The phenomenal success of Qatar Airways can be attributed to his strategic management and leadership. He has been long known as an industry pioneer, contributing to the sustainable growth of Qatar, and leaving an impact within the country and beyond.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “I am truly honoured to receive the ‘2022 Joseph Murphy Award’ by Air Transport World. This was made possible by the concerted efforts of everyone in our company, which is a testament to the resilience of our team who weathered the unprecedented times of the pandemic and continued to deliver our promise of excellence in aviation. We are proud to be the leading global airlines serving the world and will continue to connect our customers to the world.”
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