Etihad Airways has been named the ‘Best Airline in the World’ and ‘Best International Airline’ at the Destaque Awards in Brazil.
The double honours were received within the first year of Etihad Airways’ operations in South America, with the airline commencing daily flights to São Paulo in June 2013.
This is the third year of the annual Destaque Awards by the Companhia de Viagens Group, attracting entries in 21 categories across various segments, covering airlines, destinations, travel agencies, restaurants, hotels, and sustainable tourism.
Etihad Airways was selected by a panel of 30 influential industry experts, and the award was presented at a gala ceremony at the WTC Golden Hall in São Paulo last night.
The airline won the awards for its outstanding customer experience and internationally renowned services including: the Onboard Chefs, a qualified chef preparing meals to order for First Class guests; the Onboard Food and Beverage Manager; the Flying Nanny, a professionally-trained nanny helping parents with small children on long-haul flights; and the chauffer service transporting First and Business Class guests to and from Guarulhos International Airport.
Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President Americas, Geert Boven, accepted the award from Companhia de Viagens Group President, Marcio Moraes on behalf of the airline.