This was contrary to earlier claims that Sereno flew business class
with her staff and security using taxpayers' money.
Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Ehab Amin said: "We are very proud to have been named the World's Best Business Class
by Skytrax, and we are delighted to celebrate this award with our passengers from around the globe.
It will open up access to practical methods of business development available as part of the Business Class
programme for more entrepreneurs and provide participants of the programme with knowledge about support measures offered by the Agency.
Muscat: To celebrate Oman's 46th National Day, Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, is offering 46 passengers free upgrades from Economy Class to Business Class
, as well as access to the Business Class
lounge at Muscat Airport.
The new World Business Class
has full-flat seats for maximum passenger comfort, a twelve-language Inflight Entertainment System and a 3D flight-tracking system.
The Senator Lounge will accommodate 175 travellers, and the Business Class
Lounge will have space for up to 200 guests.
Sahara Centre is giving away 32 business class
return airline tickets, with lucky winners able to jet off to a host of global destinations for free.
After about seven years of growing preference for low-cost carriers among air travellers, the business class
is making a strong return as existing airlines as well as two upcoming full-service carriers focus on the premium segment.
Etihad Airways' president and chief executive officer, James Hogan, said: "We are pleased and proud to win Best Travel's Business Class
of the Year award for a second year as it recognises our commitment to a business class
product and guest experience which is not only best-in-class but also - on our flights to China - caters to the particular needs of Chinese travellers.
He pointed out that the business class
tickets simply offer the flexibility to change flights but do not offer extra luxuries such as more legroom or a separate cabin.
Offerings for Business Class
passengers during 2012 include in-flight cuisine redesigned by chefs; two thirds of the fleet equipped with Business Class
seating and a more personalised service onboard.
Comcast Business Class
Digital Voice includes unlimited local and long-distance calling for one low price and the voice features companies need to be successful as they grow their businesses.