iata-doha-signing14Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways, Mr. Akbar Al Baker was appointed president of this year’s IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM). He confirmed that Qatar Airways will pilot two key industry programmes aimed at enhancing security and improving passenger experience, Smart Security and Fast Travel.

And in recognition of the airline’s achievement in already giving passengers greater choice, convenience, and control over their journey at Hamad International Airport, Qatar Airways was awarded the Fast Travel Green Award by IATA.

Hamad International Airport already offers five of the six Fast Travel options for self-service, including Check-in, Bags-Ready-To-Go (My Q-Tag), Flight Rebooking, Self-Boarding, and Baggage Recovery. Plans are also in place for the implementation of Document Check, the last of the Fast Travel options.

“Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport are committed to giving passengers the best experience possible,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. “To do that we are working in close partnership to give our passengers the self-service options that they increasingly expect. And we are also pleased to be among the world’s pioneering airports for Smart Security. Our new state-of-the-art gateway, Hamad International Airport, and Qatar Airways want HIA to become the hub of choice for passengers. Smart Security and Fast Travel will be two of the key elements in that success.”