For the ninth consecutive year, Etihad Airways has been named The Middle East’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards Middle East. The prestigious gala ceremony was held recently at the Four Seasons Resort in Dubai.
In addition to the coveted accolade, Etihad Airways also scooped awards for Middle East’s Leading Airline – First Class, and Middle East’s Leading Cabin Crew.
Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer of Etihad Airways, said that 2014 was a momentous year for Etihad Airways.
“With the introduction of our new A380 and B787 flagship aircraft, we launched the most luxurious and innovative cabins in the sky, ushering in a new era of reimagined flying”, he said.
He added that the accolades are testament to the hard work of the Etihad’s employees, the support of the travel and tourism industry, and the unwavering loyalty of the airline’s guests.
World Travel Awards collected ballots from 609,000 voters from across the travel industry in 2014.
The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to celebrate excellence in travel and tourism, with industry professionals and travel consumers voting for the winners, and have been described as the Oscars of the travel industry by the Wall Street Journal. Winners are initially selected at six regional ceremonies, including the Middle East event, followed by a year-end global finale.