(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Etihad Airways has been recognised as "Best Airline in the Middle East" for 2012 by the readers of Premier Traveler magazine in the USA.
The prestigious award was presented at Premier Traveler's "Best of 2012" awards gala dinner yesterday, November 8, at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles.
Award winners were determined by a survey of more than 10,000 readers.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways' Chief Commercial Officer, said: "We are delighted to be named Best Airline in the Middle East by the readers of Premier Traveler.
Our region is fiercely competitive, driving the highest levels of service and setting new standards. To be recognised as the best therefore, is especially meaningful. It is largely attributable to our uncompromising commitment to providing the highest levels of hospitality and service to our customers across all cabins throughout their entire journey, on the ground and in the air." In the US, Etihad Airways currently operates direct daily flights between Abu Dhabi and New York and Chicago. The airline will launch daily services to Washington, D.C. in March 2013.