The announcement was made in New York City last week, following the results of the annual survey of over 25,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers worldwide.
Etihad was recognised for its outstanding achievements as an airline, receiving the award second to Singapore Airlines and ahead of its Middle Eastern competition.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted to be recognised by global travellers in this way. The award is testament to the commitment of our staff, whose continuous contributions to the airline ensures that the added value of our innovative products and services is recognised internationally.
“Our goal remains the same; to provide a seamless, comfortable end-to-end travel experience in the air and on the ground for all our passengers. Receiving this accolade confirms that our direction and strategy is the right one for us and for our customers, and will push us further along our path of providing comfort and innovation to all our passengers.”
The awards annually rank the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, resorts and car rental agencies around the globe.