Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has won Best Long-haul Airline at Belgium’s 15th annual Travel Magazine Awards, held in Antwerp.
This is the first time Etihad Airways has won the prestigious Belgian travel industry award, beating five other long-haul carriers operating to and from Brussels International Airport.
The judging panel consisted of almost 400 Belgian travel industry professionals, tour operators, travel agencies, airlines, and cruise lines.
Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, Peter Baumgartner, said the airline was delighted to win the coveted title.
“This award cements us as the airline of choice for long-haul guests travelling to and from Brussels, a strategically important market for Etihad Airways.
“It is testament to the strength and success of our whole product experience, whether it be Diamond First, Pearl Business, or Coral Economy. The award also recognises our success in inspiring our guests from the moment their journey begins, right through to journey’s end – in the air and on the ground.”
Etihad Airways’ codeshare partner over Brussels, Brussels Airlines won the award for Best Short-haul Airline.
Organised by Travel Magazine – a Belgian travel trade publication, the 31-category Travel Magazine Awards have established themselves as a highly respected annual celebration of achievements within the Belgian travel industry.
Etihad Airways operates eight times a week between Brussels and Abu Dhabi, offering onward connections to more than 80 destinations.