ABU DHABI -- Etihad Airways has been
named Best Airline – Business Class at the 26th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2015.
The prestigious award was presented to the airline at a
Travel Trade Gazette gala ceremony in Bangkok last week.
Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer at Etihad
Airways, said, "We are delighted to have been recognised by TTG and the
travel trade in the Asia Pacific region, who have voted Etihad Airways as ‘Best
Airline – Business Class’. The award is an especially important accolade for
Etihad Airways because of the highly competitive aviation landscape in the
"The ground-breaking new Business Studios on our fleet
of A380s and B787 Dreamliners, in particular, have redefined luxury air travel
by offering an unprecedented level of style, comfort and hospitality that sets
a whole new benchmark for business class travel worldwide."
Mr. Baumgartner added, "Our travel trade partners are
key to Etihad Airways’ success in the region and we are indebted to them for the
unwavering support they have given the airline since we commenced flights to
Bangkok, our first Asian destination, in April 2004."
Etihad Airways offers the travel trade a range of
educational, sales support and reward and recognition programmes. These include
a dedicated travel trade portal, a rewards-based incentive programme called
‘SuperSeller’, travel agent familiarisations and other localised trade
Business Class guests on all Etihad Airways wide-body
flights can enjoy fully flat beds, with guaranteed direct aisle access.
Inflight, dedicated Food and Beverage Managers, handpicked from some of the
world’s best establishments, oversee an extensive ‘dine anytime’ a la carte and
snack menu. On ultra-long-haul flights, the airline offers a full turndown
service, amenity kits, cotton loungewear and slippers.
On the ground, guests have access to airport lounges and
chauffeur-driven limousine services at more than 40 locations worldwide. The
premium lounge in Abu Dhabi features a 'Six Senses Spa' and 'Style and Shave by
Etihad' facility, both offering a range of services, including a selection of
The TTG Travel Awards have been recognising the best of the
Asia Pacific’s travel industry since 1989. This prestigious annual event
honours organisations and individuals in four categories: Travel Supplier,
Travel Agency, Outstanding Achievement and Travel Hall of Fame.
The Best Airline – Business Class award is determined
against several performance criteria, including providing the best product and
service, schedules and network, agent friendliness in terms of reservations,
confirmations and commission, and the professionalism of the airline’s sales
and marketing team.