Emirates was honored today, 18 June, with the highly coveted “World’s Best Airline” award, presented by Skytrax at the 2013 World Airline Awards.
In addition to winning “World’s Best Airline” Emirates scooped up a further two awards including; “Best Middle East Airline” and for a record ninth year in a row, “World’s Best Inflight Entertainment.”
The awards were collected today by Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline at the Paris Airshow. The Skytrax World Airline Awards polled over 18 million business and leisure air travelers from more than 160 countries.
“We are constantly striving to offer our customers consistent, world-class service that extends from the moment they make their booking to the moment they arrive home at the end of their journey,” Mr. Clark said.
“To be voted ‘World’s Best Airline’ by millions of discerning travelers really is something for our 60,000 strong workforce to be proud of,” he added.
Since launching in 1985, Emirates has grown into one of the largest and most dynamic airlines in the world and has transformed Dubai into a major connecting hub for global air travel.
Last year over 39 million customers flew with Emirates, connecting across the airline’s global network and enjoying the airline’s extensive onboard innovations, including the industry leading inflight entertainment system ice, offering over 1,400 channels of entertainment.