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Emirates named ‘Airline of the Year’

Staff Correspondent

21 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Emirates has been adjudged Airline of the Year 2020 at the Aviation Business Awards.

The airline was recognised for its resilience, agility and innovation in the face of the global pandemic, often leading the industry in its initiatives to boost traveler confidence and comfort, said a release.

Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates was also honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony, which recognised his contributions to the aviation industry over the course of his career.

Emirates became the first mover in the airline industry to offer free COVID-19 medical cover for customers travelling to any destination on its network. Later in the year, Emirates took the initiative a step further to offer the industry’s first multi-risk travel insurance and COVID-19 cover.

Today, the airline serves 99 global destinations, representing around 70 percent of its pre-pandemic passenger network.  The airline now operates double daily flight to and from Dhaka.