Emirates has won the prestigious ‘UAE Aviation Company of the Year’ award alongside the ‘UAE Company of the Year’ award during a ceremony held in Dubai. The vote for Aviation Company of the Year award came as a result of a panel of independent judges being unanimous in Emirates being the airline deserving the 2013 prize.
In contrast it was the readers of the hugely influential Gulf Business magazine andwww.gulfbusiness.com who voted to lift Emirates to the top of the rankings UAE Company of the year rankings, way ahead of their nearest rivals for both honours.
Emirates has changed the way people travel in Eastern Africa, where the airline now connects Nairobi and Dar es Salaam double daily while Entebbe and Addis Ababa are served once a day, all with wide body aircraft. Most flights offer a full three class configuration, bringing travellers from across the region to Dubai where increasingly often they now have the option to fly on the Airbus A380, the largest and arguably most luxuriously outfitted commercial aircraft in the world to a growing number of destinations around the world.