Eti­had Air­ways awarded best first class, best long-haul air­line in Mideast and Africa

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -


Eti­had Air­ways has won awards for Best First Class and Best Long Haul Air­line Mid­dle-East and Africa in the Air­lineRat­ 2017 Air­line Ex­cel­lence Awards. The Abu Dhabi-based air­line was also named in the global Top Ten.

Air­lineRat­ Ed­i­tor-in-Chief and Pub­lisher, Ge­of­frey Thomas, said: “Eti­had Air­ways’ at­ten­tion to ex­cel­lence at every level has re­sulted in a third con­sec­u­tive win for Best First Class and Best Long Haul Air­line Mid­dle-East and Africa as well as a plac­ing in Air­lineRat­ Top Ten.

“It’s an out­stand­ing achieve­ment to win an Air­linerat­ award but Eti­had Air­ways has taken that to an­other level by win­ning each cat­e­gory three years in a row.

“The air­line is only one of a hand­ful that has also achieved a seven-star rank­ing for both prod­uct and safety with Air­linerat­”

Eti­had Air­ways’ Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Peter Baum­gart­ner, said: “To win Best First Class and Best Long Haul Air­line Mid­dleEast and Africa for the third con­sec­u­tive year is a great hon­our and ce­ments our po­si­tion as a leader in in­no­va­tive prod­ucts, in­tu­itive ser­vice and world-class hos­pi­tal­ity.

“The awards also un­der­score our un­com­pro­mis­ing com­mit­ment to engi­neer­ing and op­er­a­tional ex­cel­lence as well as safety which is, and will al­ways be, our num­ber one pri­or­ity.”

The 2017 Air­lineRat­ awards come just weeks af­ter the UAE flag car­rier re­ceived a Sky­trax Cer­ti­fied 5-Star Air­line Rat­ing. This fol­lowed Sky­trax awards for the World’s Best First Class Air­line, World’s Best First Class On­board Cater­ing, and World’s Best First Class Air­line Seat for its Air­bus A380 First Apart­ment in July 2016.

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