Etihad Airways has been named Best Airline – Business Class at the 26th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2015. The prestigious award, voted for by the readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTG India, TTG mice, TTG-BT Mice China, TTG associations and TTG Asia Luxury, was presented to the airline at a gala ceremony in Bangkok last week.
“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,” said Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer at Etihad Airways.
The TTG Travel Awards have been recognizing the best of the Asia Pacific’s travel industry since 1989. This prestigious annual event honors organizations 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: 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.
Etihad Airways offers the travel trade a range of educational, sales support and reward and recognition programs. These include a dedicated travel trade portal, a rewards-based incentive programme called ‘SuperSeller’, travel agent famils and other localized trade marketing programmes.
Business Class guests on all Etihad Airways wide-body flights 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 complimentary treatments.