Emirates named Airline of the Year


By Erin Marshall  www.southalltravel.co.uk

Emirates has been named as the Airline of the Year by a leading industry publication.

EmiratesAir Transport World praised the airline, which offers regular flights to Dubai from destinations worldwide, for its focus on improving passenger comfort and efficiency.

Perry Flint, editorial director of Air Transport World, said: “Customers have a choice to fly Emirates, given that more than 125 airlines serve Dubai.

“The route network appeals to travellers not only in the UAE but also to those in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America who value the efficiency and connectivity of the Dubai hub.”

Founded in 1985, Emirates has grown into a major airline and has helped support the development of Dubai’s airport has a major international travel hub.

The carrier has also focused on in-flight innovations and was the first airline to introduce seat-back video entertainment and onboard mobile phone services.

Last year, Emirates was named has having the World’s Best Airline In-flight Entertainment by the Skytrax World Airline Awards.