6 May, 2013
Best Airline Worldwide – Business Traveller Middle East
DUBAI, U.A.E., 6th May 2012: Emirates’ innovation, investment and customer service was further recognised at an international level last night with an array of awards from two prestigious awards ceremonies.
At the Business Traveller Middle East Awards, Emirates was crowned Best Airline Worldwide as the carrier received its 32nd A380, pushing its modern fleet to 200 aircraft.
Emirates was also named Airline with the Best Business Class, Airline with the Best Economy Class and Best Regional Airline Serving the Middle East during the event at The Address Dubai Marina.
“This is a superb collection of awards for Emirates, said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President, Passenger Sales Worldwide, who attended the ceremony. “In a fiercely competitive environment and under the scrutiny of Business Traveller Middle East readers, we have truly shone with our products, services and value for money.”
Meanwhile, at the World Travel Awards for the Middle East region, held at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Emirates picked up three more awards.
The airline won the Middle East's Leading Airline Business Class, the Middle East's Leading Airline Rewards Programme and the Middle East's Leading Airline Website. Kevin Griffiths, Senior Vice President, Cabin Crew, was on hand to receive the awards.
The World Travel Awards are voted on by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, recognising a commitment to excellence in the previous twelve months.
Emirates now flies to 133 destinations. New routes launched so far this year include Warsaw and Algiers. On 3rd June, the airline will start flights to Tokyo Haneda. Services to Stockholm begin on 4th September, followed by Clark International in the Philippines as of 1st October.