Emirates has again been named the best Middle East & Business Class airline
at the recent Business Traveller Awards 2009.
The Business Traveller Awards is a yearly award voted by the readers of
Business Traveller magazine.
The full media release from Emirates can be read below:
DUBAI, U.A.E., 12th October 2009 – Emirates airline has picked up three
prestigious accolades at the London and Hong Kong editions of the distinguished
Business Traveller Awards, 2009.
Readers of the monthly magazine, Business Traveller UK edition, voted in
favour of Emirates, giving it the ‘Best First Class’ and the ‘Best Middle
Eastern Airline’ trophies at a glittering awards function in London. A week
later in Hong Kong, Emirates boosted its impressive title collection by winning
the ‘Best Middle East/African Airline’ award from Business Traveller
These closely follow the industry gongs Emirates received at the Business
Traveller Middle East Awards in May 2009, including the coveted ‘Best Airline’,
‘Best Regional Airline’ and ‘Best First Class’ titles.
Business Traveller has ten editions worldwide and is read by corporate
travellers, business travel managers and travel agents. The Business Traveller
Awards – over 50 awards in the airline, hotel, airport and city categories –
are voted for by readers of the magazine and the results are authenticated by
an independent audit.
Richard Vaughan, Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations
Worldwide said: “We are thrilled to receive these ringing
endorsements from Business Traveller Awards as these are widely recognised as
the industry’s benchmark for excellence. For us, the awards clearly reflect a
vote of confidence from corporate travellers and our customers, both in the UK and
Asia-Pacific who acknowledge and appreciate our continuous drive to deliver
high-quality service, even in these challenging times.”
He added: “We are particularly
proud of our inflight service delivered by an international crew drawn from
over 140 nationalities; menus designed by leading chefs and complemented by the
finest wines; an award-winning inflight entertainment system; a modern and
young aircraft fleet; and a rapidly-expanding network.”
Other awards won by Emirates this year include: Best Inflight
Entertainment from Skytrax Airline Excellence Awards 2009; Best Website in
airline category from Travel d’Or 2009 Awards in France; Best Airline Website
from Internet Advertising Awards 2009; and Best Air Cargo Carrier Middle East
(for 14th consecutive year) from Cargo News Asia, Hong Kong.