Etihad Airways scoops four accolades at World Travel Awards

Etihad Airways has revealed it has capped off 2015 by collecting the coveted World’s Leading Airline award for the seventh consecutive year, and three other prestigious titles, at the annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2015.

The red-carpet event was held before an audience of the industry’s leading luminaries and international media at Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida in Morocco.

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The airline also picked up the awards for World’s Leading First Class, World’s Leading Inflight Entertainment and World’s Leading Cabin Crew, amounting to four awards in total.

Chief commercial officer, Etihad Airways, Peter Baumgartner commented on the awards: “Once again, Etihad Airways’ commitment to reimagining flying earned us some of the industry’s highest accolades, including World’s Leading Airline for the seventh year in a row. This is a great reward for the monumental efforts all of us at Etihad Airways have put into making our young and progressive company a global leader in innovation, hospitality and style.

“We remain committed to transforming air travel by continuously investing in the best people, products and technology and, in doing so, developing a highly acclaimed airline brand into the undisputed provider of superior flying experiences in all cabins of service.”

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

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