Emirates was named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2018 Air Transport Awards held recently in Dubai.
The winners of the Air Transport Awards were voted for by the readers of Air Transport News and a jury of international aviation experts, chaired by Henrik Hololei, director-general for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission.
The Airline of the Year award was given to Emirates in recognition of its high-quality services and fleet of advanced aircraft.
“This award is a testament to the hard work and efforts of staff across the airline that make a difference everyday by taking care of our customers and keeping our service levels high,” said Emirates executive vice president and chief commercial officer Thierry Antinori.
Emirates’ network spans 159 destinations in 85 countries. The airline is operating one of the world’s youngest wide-body fleets made up of Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft.
“We have a strong customer-centric focus across the airline to deliver the best possible experience both in the air and on the ground by continually investing in a modern fleet, product innovations and service enhancements,” Antinori added.
Emirates recently unveiled its enhanced A380 Onboard Lounge, featuring an airier look and feel, reconfigured seating arrangements around the iconic bar with private yacht-inspired décor, as well as new high-tech touches.
In November 2017, Emirates revealed its game-changing, fully enclosed Boeing 777-300ER First Class. The airline has also just introduced a brand new Business Class cabin and configuration on its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.
Moreover, Emirates and its partners have announced the ‘Together’ initiative, a collaboration for a streamlined airport experience with the implementation biometric technology and new automated border control gates, for smoother passenger flows through key touch-points at Dubai International Airport.
The Air Transport Awards are conducted every year and cut across all of the main categories of the air transport industry.