Emirates takes home a double win at Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards
Emirates celebrated a double win last week at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards, after being named Best Business Airline and Best Airline – LongHaul Holiday. The airline won the prestigious accolades based on votes from Condé Nast Traveller readers’ for the best travel experiences in the world. The Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2018 questionnaire ran online from 4 March to 3 May.
Richard Jewsbury, Emirates’ Divisional vice president United Kingdom collected the awards on behalf of Emirates at the London ceremony and said: “We are honoured to have been recognised by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller as one of the world’s best airlines. We are committed to delivering the best possible experience both in the air and on the ground for our customers, by continually raising the bar with our product offering and exceeding our passengers’ expectations. We are very happy that both business and leisure travellers continue to choose Emirates as their airline of choice.”
Emirates finds new ways to offer a world class travel experience and gives special considera- tion to the needs of customers during long-haul flights. The airline announced last month a revamp of its premium offering, with First Class passengers finding the BYREDO travel wellness range of skincare in their private suites, Bowers & Wilkins Active Noise Cancelling headphones and refreshed Bulgari amenity kits in both Business and First Class cabins. Passengers in Economy Class also receive newly designed amenity kits full of travel essentials on long-haul and overnight flights. Across all cabins, Emirates’ customers can dine on a selection of the finest cuisine and wines and choose between more than 3,500 channels of entertainment on the airlines’ inflight entertainment system Ice.
This isn’t the first time this year the airline has been recognised for its innovative products and commitment to excellent customer service. In July, the airline won the World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award for the 14th consecutive year and was voted Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2018. In addition, Emirates took home four awards at the World Travel Awards Middle East in July.
Emirates also expanded its extensive network this year, announcing four new passenger routes; London Stansted, a BaliAuckland service, Santiago de Chile via Sao Paulo and Edinburgh, Scotland (to be launched on 1 October).
The annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards were announced on 3 September at Dive Bar, Ham Yard Hotel, London. The full results of the awards are revealed in the October issue of Condé Nast Traveller magazine.