Qatar Airways has reported its largest profit ever during what has been a challenging time for most airlines.

Record Earnings

Qatar airlines reported its largest ever profit this fiscal year. The incredible financial gain is not only a record for the company but a record among all other airlines worldwide who have released their figures for this year. An impressive achievement during what has been one of the most devastating periods in history for commercial aviation.

Qatar Airways Plane
It’s been more than a quarter of a century since the airline was founded | © Andrea Ongaro / Travel Radar

In its annual report for 2021/22, the airline reported a net profit of $1.54 billion, which is 200% higher than any previous year’s figures since they were founded. Overall revenue increased to $14.4 billion, 78% higher than last year and 2% higher than the pre-pandemic years.

How Has Qatar made such a Profit?

Several factors contribute to Qatar Airways’ success in the previous year. Firstly, the airline has made significant expansions to its passenger and cargo networks. The airline carried 18.5 million passengers, an increase of 218% on the previous year. Consequently, they saw a 210% increase in passenger revenue.

During the pandemic period, Qatar extended their reach to serve more than 140 destinations, opening new routes to African countries such as Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria, as well as destinations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The airline boasts the most extensive network among the Middle Eastern carriers in terms of both destinations and flight frequency.

Qatar Cargo
Cargo has been a major part of Qatar’s success | © Qatar Cargo

The airline’s cargo capacity has seen substantial growth of 25% over the last year, with the airline transporting over 3 million tonnes of air freight. The group received three major industry awards for their cargo services: Cargo Airline of the Year, Cargo Operator of the year at the ATW Airline Awards, and the Air Cargo Industry Achievement Award at the World Air Cargo Awards.

Commenting on the airline’s success, Qatar Airways Group CEO Mr Akbar Al Baker commented: “Our commitment to providing the greatest choices to our passengers, maintaining the highest levels of safety in the industry and earning trust have made us proudly become the airline of choice for millions of travellers around the world. We have pursued every business opportunity and left no stone unturned as we aimed to meet our targets

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