Readers of The Telegraph, Britain`s biggest-selling quality paper, chose the Dubai-based international airline as winner in its Travel Awards 2001 - toppling Singapore Airlines from the No. 1 spot, with Virgin Atlantic third.
The accolade follows hard on the heels of a similar award earlier this month when readers of leading British consumer travel magazine Business Traveller named Emirates Best Medium Haul Airline 2001.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Chairman of Emirates, commented: “Though we are fortunate enough to collect awards regularly, there is nothing better than the ones given directly by customers. These honours underline our efforts to set new standards of customer service and care, on the ground and in the air.”
Notes to editors: Emirates has now won more than 200 awards, and has been consistently voted ahead of other airlines by world travellers.
Emirates flies up to six times a day between Dubai and the UK-three to Heathrow, and one each to Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester. From its Dubai base, the world`s fastest-growing major airline serves 56 cities in 39 countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph commissioned independent firm NOP to research the winners of the Telegraph`s 4th Travel Awards. NOP polled 5,863 UK adults on their top airlines, destinations, hotels, travel companies and operators.
The Daily Telegraph is Britain’s biggest selling quality newspaper, whilst The Sunday Telegraph enjoys a weekly readership of more than two million.