Emirates claims ‘World’s Best Airline’ at Skytrax’s Paris Airshow ceremony


(Posted 19th June 2013)

Emirates’ media team was quick out of the blocks to capitalize on the airline bagging the most coveted of Skytrax awards, the one for ‘World’s Best Airline’ at the Paris Airshow yesterday, where a grand award ceremony was held. Skytrax is the measure of all things in the award industry, as in this case over 18 million passengers cast their votes, among them frequent flyers who really have seen it all and know what quality and service, in their books, looks like.

Additionally did Emirates also scoop the title for ‘Best Airline Middle East’ and for ‘Best Inflight Entertainment’, the latter one for the 9th year in a row.

When writing about Emirates I often refer to the airline a ‘awardwinning’, a phrase which apparently rattles a certain breed of readers, prompting them to comment ‘oh enough already’ or ‘what do they pay you to say that’ or ‘WE also won awards’. To the latter I can only say that until and unless your media and PR team wakes up and makes hay out of what you win, don’t bother to complain, and to the former, here is the living proof that Emirates is indeed entitled to be called ‘the award winning national airline of Dubai

President Tim Clark was at hand in Paris to receive the award trophies, and used the opportunity to state: ‘Being honoured with these awards is testament to our unrelenting effort to be the world’s best airline said Tim Clark. We are constantly striving to offer our customers consistent, world-class service that extends from the moment they make their booking to the moment they arrive home at the end of their journey. These awards are widely regarded as the industry’s benchmark for excellence. For us, the awards clearly reflect a vote of confidence from global travellers, who acknowledge and appreciate our continuous drive to deliver high-quality service. To be voted ‘World’s Best Airline’ by millions of discerning travellers really is something for our 60,000 strong workforce to be proud of’.

Emirates flies daily from Dubai to Entebbe, and double daily from Dubai to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, holding a significant market share in all three East African markets. Regular promotions keep the airline in the sights of travel agents and individual clients, like the current summer promotion where packages offering excellent value for money are available for those daring to endure the hottest time in the city which never sleeps, which grows every day and which offers the largest of almost everything there has even been built or invented around the globe, Dubai. Congratulations to the entire Emirates Team and for those doubting Thomases I described before, Hello Tomorrow, Go Fly and experience it!

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