The top prize for an airline was presented to Roy Kinnear, Acting Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, and Hareb Al Muhairi, Vice President Sales UAE, at a gala reception at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “Winning ‘Airline of the Year’ is another great accolade for Etihad Airways and follows our success at the World Travel Awards where Etihad won ’World’s Leading Airline’ for the second consecutive year.
“Etihad continues to strive for excellence in everything we offer our customers – whether in the sky or on the ground. This award caps another impressive 12 months for the airline and confirms we’re leading the field in one of the most competitive industries.”
The Aviation Business Awards are chosen by an elite panel of experts that leverages the industry knowledge and understanding of ITP’s transportation magazines such as Aviation Business, ArabianSupplyChain.com and Logistics Middle East.
Walid Akawi, CEO of ITP Publishing Group, said: “The Aviation Business Awards recognise those regional and international companies that stand out from this exalted crowd and Etihad can be extremely proud of winning this year’s top airline award.”
Photo caption: Roy Kinnear, Etihad’s Acting Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, and Hareb Al Muhairi, Vice President Sales UAE, celebrate winning the title for “Airline of the year” at the Aviation Business awards 2010.