Qatar Airways Group celebrates record-breaking net profit for 2023/24

Qatar Airways Group celebrates record-breaking net profit for 2023/24
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Qatar Airways Group has today reported the strongest financial performance in its 27-year history, announcing record profits of QAR6.1 billion (AU $2.5b) in its annual report for the 2023/24 financial year.

    The multiple award-winning airline group reported historic net profits of QAR6.1 billion (US$1.7 billion) during the 2023/24 fiscal, with a total revenue of QAR81 billion (AU$33b), an increase of six per cent compared to last year.

    This has created a strong platform for the future of the Group’s airline business which carried more than 40 million passengers during the 2023/24 fiscal, an increase of 26 per cent. As a result, passenger revenue increased by 19 per cent, with a capacity increase of 21 per cent driven by the airline’s highest-ever load factor of 83 per cent, offering a sustainable upsurge in market share.

    The news follows Qatar’s Skytrax awards success last month where it was names carrier of the year.

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    “These very strong financials are a testament to the ambition and clear direction that has informed the Qatar Airways Group’s progress throughout the 2023/24 financial year,” Qatar Airways group chief executive officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said.

    “Our continued focus on profitability, efficiency and customer experience have been underpinned by a strategic program of network growth and fleet expansion, resulting in the highest revenues and profit margins in the history of the airline.

    “We also cemented our undisputed role as a key industry leader, maintaining our position as the airline of choice for millions of passengers worldwide.

    “This incredible achievement is in no small part thanks to the collective endeavour of the entire Qatar Airways Group family who have worked tirelessly to achieve such stellar results. We must now use this as a foundation on which to build our continued success.”

    Qatar Airways’ network grew to more than 170 destinations in 2023/24, adding Al Ula, Neom and Tabuk, in Saudi Arabia; Lyon and Toulouse, France; Medan, Indonesia; and Trabzon, Türkiye throughout the year.

    Airlines seeing high profits across the board 

    Qatar is no outlier when it comes to boom profits in the last year.

    Emirates Group recently posted record profits of AU$7.65b for its FY ending 31 March. An increase of 71 per cent on the year previous.

    Etihad Airways reported a surge in passenger revenue and an increase in profit after tax for Q1 2024 to AU $214m.

    Turkish Airlines has unveiled a Q1 profit in 2024 of AU$338m while Japan Airlines has also detailed a 178% increase in net income compared to last year.

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