Emirates best airline in 2013 for Business and Leisure Travel

Updated 28 December 2013
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Emirates best airline in 2013 for Business and Leisure Travel

Emirates has been honored with Best Airline — Business and Best Airline — Leisure at the 2013 Conde Nast Middle East Traveller Readers' Choice Awards.
Presented at the launch of the magazine's Middle East edition, Emirates won twin acclaim by readers for both its quality service and product tailored to meet needs of the business traveler, while also being recognized by leisure travelers as their preferred airline.
"Conde Nast Traveller is one of the most respected and influential publications in travel trade and it is gratifying to see Emirates recognized as the best airline by such a discerning audience. It is great validation that we are on the right track, and we look forward to continue wowing our customers on-board and on the ground," said Thierry Antinori, EVP and chief commercial officer, Emirates.
Emirates also garnered other industry awards this month, including Airline of the Year at the Aviation Business Awards ceremony held in Dubai, as well as at the World Travel Awards in Doha where it took home gongs for the World's Leading Airline Lounge - First Class (Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport) and World's Leading Airline Rewards Program for Emirates Skywards.
These industry accolades speak of Emirates' ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation across its different areas of business. During the past 12 months, Emirates continued to deliver a high level of service performance, even while introducing new routes and inducting over 20 new aircraft into its fleet.
In 2013, Emirates launched new routes to Warsaw, Algiers, Tokyo Haneda, Stockholm, a new trans-Atlantic service from New York to Milan, Clark International in Philippines, Conakry in Guinea, Sialkot in Pakistan and commenced its service to Kabul in Afghanistan on Dec. 4. In 2014, Emirates will inaugurate its operations in three new destinations: Kiev, Taipei and Boston.


Saudi port ‘most advanced’

Updated 21 April 2018
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Saudi port ‘most advanced’

King Abdullah Port has concluded its participation in the Global Infrastructure Congress by winning an award for the most advanced port. The award was presented during the closing ceremony of the conference, which was recently held at the Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel. The event was held under the patronage of UAE’s Minister of Infrastructure Development Abdullah B. Al-Nuaimi, and in partnership with the Federal Transport Authority — Land and Maritime and the Sheikh Zayed Housing Program.
Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said: “The award represents a culmination of the port’s efforts in realizing Vision 2030 as a key player in the maritime shipping and logistics sector.” He extended his thanks and appreciation to Al-Nuaimi for “the valuable award, which reflects the status the port has reached after only five years of operation.”
The award came in recognition of the port’s efforts in innovating new, distinguished practices in the port sector, in addition to providing world-class ideas, initiatives and projects that contribute to empowering and delivering sustainable and ready-to-use infrastructure solutions. It was announced that King Abdullah Port had won among more than 100 participants.
King Abdullah Port also participated in the Port and Marine Infrastructure Forum, which was attended by representatives from ministries, port authorities, private sector developers, and industry actors. Qutub delivered a detailed presentation on the port’s latest developments in regards to infrastructure and operations during a session titled “Global Perspectives and Best Practices.”
As of the end of 2017, King Abdullah Port has become the second-largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling, and it was recently ranked the eighth fastest-growing port in the world in 2017, according to Alphaliner, the global leader in analyzing maritime transport data, port capabilities and the future of vessels and shipping route development.