Emirates has won a hat trick at the 2018 Business Traveller Africa Awards, with the Best Business Class, Best International Long-Haul Airline and Best Airport Business Lounge awards.
The Lounge award is for Emirates’ lounge at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport, in the international departures terminal. Emirates also operates an airport lounge in Cape Town.
Winners are chosen based on votes cast by members of ASATA (Association of Southern African Travel Agents), ABTA (African Business Travel Association) and SAACI (Southern African Association for the Conference Industry).
In 2018, voting extended to the wider South African business industry and members of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA).
With a young fleet of 274 aircraft, Emirates flies to 157 destinations around the world, in 85 countries.
In South Africa, two of the four daily Emirates flights to Johannesburg are served by the Airbus A380. Emirates also operates three daily flights to Cape Town and a daily flight to Durban.