etihad-wta13finalEtihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), enjoyed stunning success at this year’s World Travel Awards last night, taking top honours for the fifth year in a row.

At a ceremony in Doha, Qatar, Etihad Airways took home the prestigious titles of World’s Leading Airline, World’s Leading First Class, and World’s Leading Airline Cabin Crew.

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards recognise the very best travel organisations in the world through a global vote by travel professionals from 171 countries.  The Wall Street Journal calls them the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’.

James Hogan, Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer, said:  “It is a huge honour yet again to receive three of the travel industry’s highest accolades, and especially so as we mark ten years of successful operations.

“The awards recognise Etihad Airways’ continued success and our focus on consistently delivering to higher standards.

“That focus has taken our product and service philosophy in 2013 to new heights, refined our five-star hospitality proposition, made travel more enjoyable, and connected more parts of the world through our home and hub, Abu Dhabi.”