Emirates named ‘Best Airline of the year’ by leading UK travel awards

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The official flag carrier of UAE, Emirates has been acclaimed as the Best Airline for 2020 at The Sun Travel Awards and the Best Long-Haul Airline at The Times and The Sunday Times Travel Awards.

The awards, organized by two leading newspapers in the UK, reflects the Emirates’ commitment in offering a safer customer experience onboard as well as on the ground in every travel class.

The travel sector all over the world had faced many unexpected events which brought the industry to a standstill for several months. The award comes to Emirates as a recognition for its efforts to restart its operations safely and regain its network to offer better travel opportunities to its customers to over 95 destinations via Dubai.

The wide range of world-class products and services the Emirates offer on board to its customers helped the aviation group secure this award. The airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system, Ice offers about 4,500 channels to its passengers.

Emirates has also re-introduced its most anticipated A380 products and onboard experiences which include the Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa, as well as social areas in Business Class and First Class on select Boeing 777- 300ER aircraft by ensuring health and safety measures.

Recently, Emirates was rated as the safest airline in the world in its response to the COVID-19 by the Safe Travel Barometer. The group topped the ranks with a ‘Safe Travel Score’ of 4.4 out of 5.0 among more than 230 airlines evaluated worldwide. A recently released survey by YouGov, a UK-based market research company, also found that Emirates Airlines was chosen as their best brand for the year by the UAE residents.

The airline group of the UAE has ensured all the existing safety standards at every step of its journeys including the distribution of hygiene kits, personal protective equipment for cabin crew and updated cleaning procedures.