Emirates won ‘Airline of the Year’ based the evaluation from a jury comprised of executives and experts from different sectors within the aviation industry. Picture: Supplied.

Emirates Airline has been named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2018 Air Transport Awards, based the evaluation from a jury comprised of executives and experts from different sectors within the aviation industry.

 Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Emirates received the award on behalf of the airline, said they were honoured to be recognised by the Air Transport Awards for our commitment to excellence. 

Over the past year, the airline has launched a number of significant product enhancements on its Boeing 777 and A380 aircraft. Emirates unveiled its enhanced A380 Onboard Lounge, featuring an airier look and feel, reconfigured seating arrangements around the iconic bar with private yacht-inspired décor, as well as new high-tech touches. 

 In November 2017, Emirates revealed its game-changing, fully enclosed Boeing 777-300ER First Class private suites, part of a multi-million dollar upgrade that saw enhancements across all cabin classes.  The airline has also just introduced a brand new Business Class cabin and configuration on its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, with wider seats laid out in a 2-2-2 configuration for the first time.

Emirates’ industry leading in-flight entertainment system, ice, continues to set benchmarks, delivering up to 3,500 channels of entertainment for passengers across all classes. In Economy Class, Emirates introduced sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, making it the largest on board sustainable blanket programme in the airline industry.

The Air Transport Awards are conducted every year, cutting across all of the main categories of the air transport industry.