Etihad, the Abu Dhabi based airline has won for the third year in a row the award of World’s Leading Airline 2011. Check out of the video of the awards.
The award was previously won by Singapore in 2008. Prior to that British Airways had gained the award every year from 1994 to 2007 with the exception of 2003 when Virgin Atlantic won.
Other winners are listed here: http://www.worldtravelawards.com/winners2011-1
They included Qatar Airways for leading Business Class and Cathay Pacific Airways obtaining Leading Economy Class.
No US airline got an award except for American Airlines for their website: www.aa.com American also was a nominee for world’s best airline. Surely a jest?
Next Tuesday, I will blog about my Etihad experiences.