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Etihad Named Airline of the Year by ‘Arabian Business’

Etihad Named Airline of the Year by ‘Arabian Business’

Etihad Airways has been named Airline of the Year by Arabian Business magazine “in recognition of Etihad Airways’ financial performance and service offering, as well as the remarkable speed of its expansion”.

Etihad’s Chief Executive James Hogan said: “We are delighted to have been named Airline of the Year by Arabian Business. 2011 has been an exciting year for Etihad Airways. Not only have we launched seven new routes – Chengdu, Nairobi, the Seychelles, the Maldives, Bangalore, Dusseldorf and Shanghai – but we have also increased frequencies across our network and we remain on track to break even.

“In 2012, we will continue to grow and announce new destinations as we introduce innovations such as onboard Internet connectivity for all passengers. Etihad Airways is proud to carry the flag of the United Arab Emirates as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.”

2011 Arabian Business Awards

Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer Peter Baumgartner accepts the 2011 Arabian Business Best Airline Award from ITP Chairman and CEO Walid Akawi.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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