- Chidozie Uzoezie
Emirates Wins Aviation 100 Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year
Emirates has won the Aviation 100 ‘Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year’, awarded by Airline Economics magazine.
The Aviation 100 awards distinguish the most outstanding performers in commercial aviation, as well as the most innovative and successful finance and leasing deals closed over the last 12 months.
The awards were held during the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Dubai 2019 conference gala dinner.
Winners of the Aviation 100 awards are ranked through rigorous vetting, industry-wide polling as well as editorial deliberation. The Emirates Aviation 100 ‘Airline of the Year’ accolade was won based on the airline’s pole position as the world’s largest international airline, strong network, as well as continuous fleet and product enhancements.
Emirates network has grown to 158 destinations across 85 countries and territories. So far in 2019, the airline has expanded its fleet by adding three A380 aircraft. This year, Emirates launched Porto in July and will be commencing services to Mexico City via Barcelona in December.
Emirates has also grown its frequencies across 15 destinations, and upgraded capacity to 10 cities. On average, Emirates carries over 1.1 million passengers on over 3,500 passenger flights per week.