Emirates crowned Airline of the Year at 2018 awards

World's biggest international airline takes home top prize at the 2018 Air Transport Awards
Emirates crowned Airline of the Year at 2018 awards
By Staff writer
Sat 31 Mar 2018 10:55 AM

Emirates has been named Airline of the Year at the 2018 Air Transport Awards.

Emirates won the prestigious accolade based the evaluation from a jury comprised of executives and experts from different sectors within the aviation industry.

Thierry Antinori, executive vice president and chief commercial officer for Emirates received the award on behalf of the airline.

He said: “We are honoured to be recognised by the Air Transport Awards for our commitment to excellence. 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.

"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.”

Emirates is the world’s largest international airline, with a network that spans 159 destinations in 85 countries, operating one of the world’s youngest wide-body fleets made up of Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft. 

Over the past year, the airline has launched a number of significant product enhancements on its Boeing 777 and A380 aircraft.

On the ground, the airline also expanded its lounge network and today operates 41 dedicated Emirates Lounges globally.

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