Emirates Airline and Etihad among world's best carriers

DUBAI - Emirates Airline has maintained its ranking as one of the world's best airlines while Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways landed in the top 10 list of British aviation consultancy firm Skytrax, a recognition of their world-class services and an inspiration to work harder.

By (By Jose Franco)

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Published: Wed 13 Aug 2008, 11:22 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:53 AM

'Throughout our rapid expansion, Emirates has consistently ranked amongst the top international airlines, and we will continue to world hard to maintain and enhance our service and product,' said an Emirates spokesperson.

The Dubai-based airline kept is position as the world's ninth best, as well as the carrier offering the best in-flight entertainment for the fourth consecutive year while Etihad debuted as one of the world's best at No 10. Qatar Airways ranked seventh. 'Etihad Airways continues to expand its award-winning product and services, fleet and destinations and the Skytrax 2008 survey is further recognition that the airline has established itself firmly on the global aviation stage,' said the company's chief executive, James Hogan.

He added in an e-mailed note that the airline would continue building its world-class status for the next 12 months with new aircraft, enhanced quality of services and new flights to Eastern Europe, India and Australia.

Skytrax's World Airline Awards voted Singapore Airlines the best in the world for the second consecutive year based on an annual survey of passengers mostly of Asian and Gulf Arab carriers including Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd, which ranked third.


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