The airline Qatar Airways was established in 1993. Currently, it is one of the fastest growing carriers in the world. The Qatar national airline is owned by the state in 50%, and the other half is in the hands of private investors. The carrier belongs to the Arab Air Carriers Organization. Its headquarters are in the capital of the country – Doha. In 2014, for the eighth time, SKYTRAX recognized Qatar Airways as the best airline in the Middle East.