World's Leading Airline* 5 years in a row

We have received a range of awards that reflect our position as the leading premium airline brand in the world, including ‘World’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards in 2013. 

*World Travel Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
 Key facts

Fast Facts

No of awards won in total 170
No of awards won in 2013 21
No of awards won in 2012 23

Our awards

Our awards

• Business Class of the Year - Best Travel Media Awards 2013, China
• Best First Class Cabin - Travel Awards 2013, China
• Airline Market Leadership - Air Transport World - Industry Achievement Awards
• Global CSR Leadership Premium Award - 2014 CSR Business Excellence Awards, Pakistan
• Best First Class Seats - Arabian Business Lifestyle Awards 2014, UAE
• Best Digitally Integrated Campaign - Festival of Media Global Awards 2014
• Best Ethically Sustainable Amenity Bag- TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards 2014
• Best In-Flight Amenity/Gift - TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards 2014
• Best Aviation CEO and Visionary for 2014 - Emerging Markets Airports Awards 2014
• Affinity Credit Card (ADIB Etihad Guest Card) - Freddie Awards 2014
• British Travel Industry Hall of Fame 2014 (James Hogan, Etihad Airways President and CEO)
• Global Excellence in Performance Marketing - Performance Marketing Awards 2014
• Airline of the Year Award Africa & Middle East - Schiphol Aviation Awards 2013
• Middle East’s Leading Airline - World Travel Awards Middle East 2014
• Middle East’s Leading Airline, First Class - World Travel Awards Middle East 2014
• Middle East’s Leading Cabin Crew - World Travel Awards Middle East 2014
• Airline with the Best Economy Class - Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2014
• Airline with the Best Frequent Flyer Program - Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2014
• Best Airline in the World – Destaque Awards 2014, Brazil
• Best International Airline – Destaque Awards 2014, Brazil
• Distinction in Learning and Development Award – MENA HR Excellence Awards 2014
• Equity Deal of the Year Award – Airfinance Journal Deal of the Year Awards 2014
• Best Large Call Centre Award – INSIGHTS Middle East Call Centre Awards 2014
• Sustainability & Environment Award– Aviation Industry Awards 2014, Ireland

Our awards

• World’s Leading Airline - World Travel Awards
• World’s Leading First Class - World Travel Awards
• World’s Leading Airline Cabin Crew - World Travel Awards
• Airline of the Year - Global Traveler Awards
• Best First Class - Global Traveler Awards
• Best Airport Lounges - Global Traveler Awards
• Chief Financial Officer of the Year Award - Middle East (ICAEW):
• Executive Leadership - James Hogan, Etihad Airways - Airline Strategy Awards
• Corporate Risk Manager of the Year - Energy Risk Awards
• Airline Strategy Awards: Executive Leadership - James Hogan, Etihad Airways PCEO
• Best First Class - Business Traveller Middle East Awards
• Best Frequent Flyer Program - Business Traveller Middle East Awards
• Middle East’s Leading Airline - World Travel Awards Middle East
• Leading Airline First Class - World Travel Awards Middle East
• Leading Cabin Crew - World Travel Awards Middle East
• Middle East Deal of the Year - Airfinance Journal
• Best Overall Carrier - Italian Association of Air Cargo Agents award (ANAMA)
• Best First Class Cabin - China Travel and Leisure Awards

Our awards

• Aviation Executive of the Year - James Hogan, Etihad Airways P & CEO - CAPA Annual Awards for Excellence
• Best Long Haul Airline - Travel Magazine (Belgium)
• Best airline in the Middle East - Premier Traveler
• Airline of the Year - Aviation Business awards (ITP)
• Airline of the Year - Aviation Business Awards (ITP)
• Best International Airline, Offline - New Zealand Travel Industry Awards
• Middle East’s Leading Airline - World Travel Awards
• Middle East’s Leading Airline First Class - World Travel Awards
• Middle East’s Leading Airline Inflight Entertainment - World Travel Awards
• Middle East’s Leading Cabin Staff- World Travel Awards
• Passenger Service Award – Air Transport World
• Airline with the Best Economy Class – Business Traveller Middle East Awards
• Airline with the Best Cabin Crew – Business Traveller Middle East Awards
• Best Redemption Ability – Freddie Awards
• Best Elite Program – Freddie Awards
• Best Loyalty Credit Card – Freddie Awards
• Gold Rosette, Best In-Flight Amenity – TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards
• Silver Rosette, Children’s Goody Bag – TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards
• Fastest Growing Airline in the Middle East – Athens International Airport (AIA) Airline Marketing Workshop
• EMEA Airline Campaign of the Year – Expedia Marketing Awards
Our awards

• World’s Leading Airline – World Travel Awards
• World’s Leading First Class – World Travel Awards
• World’s Leading Airline to the Middle East – World Travel Awards
• World’s Leading Airline – Arabian Business Magazine
• Airline of the Year – TTG Travel Awards
• Best Business Class – Biz Travel Forum, Milan
• Business Airline of the Year – Guardian Observer Travel Awards
• Middle East’s Leading Airline – World Travel Awards
• Middle East’s Leading Airline First Class – World Travel Awards
• Middle East’s Leading Airline Inflight Entertainment – World Travel Awards
• Middle East’s Leading Cabin Staff – World Travel Awards
• Web Excellence, Airline category – Pan Arab Web Awards
• Best Co-Branded Card in the Middle East – Smart Card Awards Middle East
• Best Long Haul Airline – Irish Travel Awards
• Best Economy Class – Monitor Airline of the Year Awards, Bangladesh
• Best Meal in Economy Class – Monitor Airline of the Year Awards, Bangladesh
Our awards

• Airline of the Year – Aviation Business awards
• Second in ‘Top Airlines Global’ Category – Condé Nast Traveler Awards
• World’s Leading First Class – World Travel Awards
• World’s Leading Airline – World Travel Awards
• Leading Airline – World Travel Awards Middle East
• Leading Airline First Class – World Travel Awards Middle East
• Leading Airline Economy Class – World Travel Awards Middle East
• Leading Cabin Staff – World Travel Awards Middle East
• Leading International Marketing Campaign – World Travel Awards Middle East
• Leading In-flight Entertainment – World Travel Awards Middle East
• Best First Class Onboard Catering – World Travel Awards Middle East
• ‘International Sponsorship’ category in the Arabian Sponsorship Awards 2010
• Airline Campaign of the Year – Expedia Marketing Awards
• Web Excellence, Airline category – Pan Arab Web Awards
• Top Operational Excellence Award – A340-500/600 aircraft
• Airline of the Year – Food Services Middle East, Pax International
• Deals of the Year – Global Trade Review
• Avian Award for In-flight Innovation (E-Box) - APEX
• Treasurer of the Year – Global Traveler
• Best Environmental Initiative – Best in Abu Dhabi Awards
• Best Airline to the Middle East – Irish Travel Awards
• Best Airline to Asia Pacific – Irish Travel Awards
• Best Business Class Airline – Irish Travel Awards
• Best Long Haul Airline - Business Travel Awards
Our awards

• World’s Leading Airline - World Travel Awards (WTA)
• World’s Leading First Class - World Travel Awards (WTA)
• Marketing strategy of the year - Middle East Business Achievement Awards
• Best Business class - Business Traveller Middle East awards
• Best Cabin staff - Business Traveller Middle East awards
• Middle East Deal of the Year award - The Airfinance Journal awards
• Best Business Class Airline award - World Travel Awards Middle East
• Leading First Class - World Travel Awards Middle East
• Leading Airline Lounge - World Travel Awards Middle East
• Leading Airline Website - World Travel Awards Middle East
• Leading International Marketing Campaign - World Travel Awards Middle East
• Best Website - Freddies awards
• Best Award Redemption - Freddies awards
• Best Member Communication - Freddies award
• Best Bonus Promotion - Freddies awards
• Top Worldwide Airline (Silver) - Wanderlust Travel Awards, London, UK
• Best Business Class Airline - Irish Travel Trade News awards, Dublin
• Best Airline to the Middle East / Africa - Irish Travel Trade News awards, Dublin
Our awards

• Airline of the year - Arabian Business Achievement Awards
• Best business class service - Business Traveler USA
• Leading first class - World Travel Awards (Global)
• European Sponsorship of the Year Award - European Sponsorship Association
• Airline of the Year - British Travel Awards
• Airline of the Year - Aviation Business Awards (ITP)
• James Hogan, Aviation CEO of the year - CEO Middle East awards (ITP)
• WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Website development from Web Marketing Association – USA
• Leading airline, leading first class and leading travel website - Middle East World Travel Awards (WTA)
• Airline with the best economy class - Business Traveller Middle East awards
• Airline with the best cabin staff - Business Traveller Middle East awards
• Freddie Award: Best Customer Service - Inside Flyer magazine
• Freddie Award: Best Award redemption - Inside Flyer magazine
• Freddie Award: Best Website etihadguest.com - Inside Flyer magazine
• Freddie Award: Programme of the year - Inside Flyer magazine
• Best website etihadairways.com - Pan Arab Web Awards
• Best business class airline - Irish Travel Trade News Awards
Our awards

• World’s leading travel television commercial - 14th annual World Travel Awards
• World’s leading flatbed seat - 14th annual World Travel Awards
• Airline with Best First Class Service in the World by Business Traveler magazine
• Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier - Pax International magazine
• International Website technology Award etihadairways.com - Pan Arab Web Awards
• International Standards Web Technology award - etihadairways.com - Pan Arab Web Awards
• Middle East's Leading Airline Website etihadairways.com - World Travel Awards
• Middle East's Leading First Class Airline - World Travel Awards
• The Middle East's Leading Airline - World Travel Awards
Our awards

• Golden Award etihadairways.com - UAE Web Awards
• Strategy Web Award etihadairways.com - UAE Web Awards
• Freddie Award: Best website etihadguest.com - Inside Flyer magazine
• Freddie Award: Industry impact - Inside Flyer magazine
• Middle East Airline of the Year - Pax International magazine
• The World’s leading flat bed seat - World Travel Awards
• The World’s Leading New Airline - World Travel Awards
Our awards

• Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier – Pax International magazine
• The World’s Leading New Airline – World Travel Awards
Our awards

The World’s Leading New Airline – World Travel Awards