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Etihad Airways wins world’s leading airline award


Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways has been awarded the World’s Leading Airline award for the seventh consecutive year.

At the annual World Travel Awards Grand Finale gala ceremony 2015 on Saturday the airline added to its winning streak by also picking up the awards for ‘World’s Leading First Class’, ‘World’s Leading Inflight Entertainment’, and ‘World’s Leading Cabin Crew’.

“Once again, Etihad Airways’ commitment to re-imagining flying earned us industry’s highest accolades, including World’s Leading Airline for the seventh year in a row,” Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer, said.

“This is a great reward for the monumental efforts all of us have put into making our young and progressive company a global leader in innovation, hospitality and style.”

“It is an honour for us to present the trophy for World’s Leading Airline to Etihad Airways for an incredible seventh consecutive year,” Graham E. Cooke, World Travel Awards founder and president, said.

“Our international voters have recognised the United Arab Emirates’ flag-carrier’s commitment to luxurious travel and acknowledged its ambition to redefine how airlines operate in the 21st century,” Graham said.