Etihad Airways has taken out the ‘Airline of the Year’ award at the 2015 Aviation 100 Awards, organised by Airline Economics magazine.
The prestigious awards are voted for by the industry and recognise outstanding achievement in the aerospace sector, with Etihad Airways claiming the coveted ‘Airline of the Year’ title.
The awards follow a milestone year, which saw the national flag carrier quantum leap its level of growth, launching 10 new routes including three in North America, and injected significant investment into new equity partnerships.
Last year, Etihad Airways also revealed a brand new look with new livery, uniforms and onboard offerings, with its first-of-kind ‘Residence by Etihad’™ concept changing the face of luxury commercial air travel. Etihad Airways president and chief executive officer James Hogan, said that the Aviation 100 awards join a growing list of acclaimed international accolades won by Etihad Airways.
“We are immensely proud that the achievements we made in 2014 have been recognised by our peers in the industry. These awards remind us of the significant progress the airline has made in such a short space of time,” Mr Hogan said.
Airline Economics managing editor Philip Tozer-Pennington, said that the Aviation 100 Awards are the airline industry’s largest votes-based awards.
“The Airline of the Year vote recognises performance in fleet and financial management and execution of business plan – which in the case of Etihad Airways also takes into account its amazing ability to expand at very little cost into key markets across the globe in 2014,” Mr Tozer-Pennington said.