Emirates Airline confirmed its position as one of the world’s leading airlines when it was named the Favourite Long-Haul Airline at the UK Telegraph Travel Awards.
The international airline took the top spot in one of two airline categories covering short-haul and long-haul air travel, a statement said.
The awards are based on the results of a poll of 23,000 UK Telegraph readers who were asked to select their favourite travel companies. They are viewed as a benchmark of quality and are highly sought after within the UK travel industry.
Laurie Berryman, Emirates’ vice president for UK & Ireland, collected the award at a ceremony held at London’s St Pancras Renaissance hotel, hosted by comedian Rory Bremner, the statement said.
‘As a constantly evolving and innovative airline, we strive to deliver the best quality and service for our passengers across the globe,” said Berryman. “The fact that this award is voted for by Telegraph readers – and avid travellers – is a testament in itself.”
Graham Boynton, The Telegraph’s group travel editor, said: “Emirates’ long-haul network now spans the globe. It will soon have the largest A380 superjumbo fleet in the world; any traveller who enjoys flying has to travel on these superb airbuses, which Emirates has customised brilliantly. The airline is currently operating two-a-day between Heathrow and Dubai and the passenger experience in all classes is excellent.”
Emirates Airline operates 15 flights daily from Dubai to UK, arriving at Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow.