During the ceremony of the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia, Etihad Airways’ premium lounge at Melbourne Airport was crowned Australasia’s Leading Airport Lounge for 2016.
Thrilled with the win, CEO, Etihad Airways, Peter Baumgartner said: “This award is a powerful endorsement of the superior quality of our premium lounge at Melbourne Airport and the hard work and commitment to excellence of the team. It attests to the competitive benchmark we have set in Melbourne and the high level of guest satisfaction with the world-class hospitality experience we deliver.”
He continued: “It’s especially gratifying as it comes just months after the lounge opened in May this year and adds to the growing acclaim for our remarkable collection of premium lounges worldwide.”
The Abu Dhabi-based airline has a total of 15 airport lounges around the world, including its flagship first class lounge and spa in Terminal 3; premium lounges in Terminals 1 and 3; a premium lounge within the unique US Customs and Border Protection facility; and a premium arrivals lounge – all at Abu Dhabi Airport. Its portfolio also comprises premium lounges in Sydney, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, New York JFK, Washington DC and Los Angeles.