Etihad named business airline of the year

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Etihad Airways was named last night as business airline of the year at the 2016 Business Travel Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane.

The awards, organised by Buying Business Travel Magazine in the United Kingdom, were voted for by an independent panel of travel experts. It is the first time that the national airline of the UAE has won the award, adding to a list of prestigious accolades recently collected by the airline, including the ‘Innovation in Travel Award’ at the Globe Travel Awards, held in London last week.

“The UK is a significant market for the airline and this year is especially important as we celebrate ten years of the hugely successful Manchester – Abu Dhabi route,” said James Harrison, Etihad Airways’ general manager UK. “In 2016, we will also commence a third daily A380 service from London Heathrow, which features the highly-acclaimed The Residence. We are looking forward to providing even greater convenience and connectivity for our guests in the year ahead.”

Etihad Airways operates six daily services into the UK, with direct routes to London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh, which launched on 8 June last year.