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Emirates Voted the Best

News release
8th May 2006

Emirates Voted the Best

Following on last year’s success at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards, Emirates, the Dubai-based airline has scooped yet another cluster of prestigious accolades at this year’s event, taking its total tally of international awards to over 300.

In a four-month survey conducted in the Middle East, business travellers once again voted in favour of Emirates, bringing it back to winning position and enabling it to clinch top honours such as ‘Best Airline Overall serving the Middle East’, ‘Airline with the Best Business Class’, ‘Best Regional Airline for the Middle East’, ‘Airline with the Best Cabin Staff’, and ‘Airline with the Best Frequent Flyer Programme’.

The Business Traveller Middle East Awards are the benchmark for excellence in the region’s travel and hospitality industry. Held annually, the awards are determined by survey results with no outside sponsorship or influence, making it the most respected passenger survey of its kind in the region.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group said: “Voted for by readers of Business Traveller Middle East, these awards are an important and valuable accolade, recognising exceptional levels of quality and service. In light of this, Emirates winning top honours in five out of seven categories is a great achievement and has thrilled us tremendously. ”

He added: “We are grateful to the support of our customers who have voted for us and we remain committed to offering them only the very best.”

Emirates has been voted ‘Best Airline Overall serving the Middle East’ for another consecutive year, indicating that business travellers are seeing consistency in the airline’s superior product and service during their Middle East travels.

Emirates today serves the Middle East region with 145 weekly flights to 12 cities, offering approximately 4.5 million seats. Responding to the needs of business travellers for increased connectivity, the airline recently unveiled plans to fortify its presence in the region with scheduled enhancements to its services in Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.


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