Etihad Airways has been named Business Airline of the Year at the 2016 Business Travel Awards.
The Business Travel Awards recognise the extraordinary achievements of the most deserving organisations and individuals in the business travel industry.
The awards, organised by Buying Business Travel Magazine in the United Kingdom, were voted for by an independent panel of travel experts. It is the first time Etihad Airways has won the award.
Etihad Airways’ General Manager for the UK James Harrison said of the win “It is fantastic to gain the recognition of the UK travel industry and to win the coveted Business Airline of the Year award.
“The UK is a significant market for the airline and this year is especially important as we celebrate 10 years of the hugely successful Manchester-Abu Dhabi route.
“In 2016, we will also commence a third daily A380 service from London Heathrow, which features the highly acclaimed The Residence. We are looking forward to providing even greater convenience and connectivity for our guests in the year ahead.”
The coveted award was presented to Etihad Airways for its superior inflight services, which include the revolutionary new cabins on its fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners, and the award-winning cabins on its existing long-haul Airbus A330/A340 and Boeing 777 family aircraft.
Etihad Airways benchmarks itself against the world’s leading hotels and hospitality establishments and employs a unique and highly skilled crew complement on all its long-haul services, including London Savoy-trained Butlers for guests in The Residence on its A380 fleet, Chefs in First Class, Food and Beverage Managers in Business Class and the celebrated Flying Nannies, who are trained by the famous Norland College in the UK, and who are available to assist families travelling with young children.