Bangladeshi travellers reiterated their confidence in Emirates as the airline won gold in the ‘Airline of the Year 2019’ category at the gala award ceremony of Monitor Airline of the Year held recently at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka. Emirates took away four more gold trophies in key categories: Long-haul Airline, Business Class, In-flight Entertainment and Frequent Flyer Programme. Its silver haul included: Economy Class, Cargo Airline of the Year, In-flight Meal in Economy Class and In-flight Meal in Business Class categories.
Since the inception of the awards eight years ago, Emirates has won Best In-flight Entertainment every year and Airline of the Year for six years.
Airline of the Year is one of the most prestigious awards in the Bangladesh aviation sector. The Bangladesh Monitor, a premier aviation and tourism publication in the country recognize the best airlines in various service categories based on the frequent flyers’ opinion poll. This year around 3,000 frequent flyers cast votes online, which was reviewed by an independent jury drawn from representatives of various professional and social groups.
Saeed Abdulla Miran, Country Manager for Bangladesh, Emirates, said, “These awards are a definitive verdict from our valued customers and validate our aim to always delight travellers – in Bangladesh and worldwide. All nine awards a great honour for all of us at Emirates, and they’ve come at the perfect time – just before we start our fourth daily service between Dhaka to Dubai on 29 March. We were the first airline to feature Bangladeshi movies inflight and even today, our delicious regionally-inspired menus and service designed keeping our customers in mind.”
Emirates’ inflight entertainment system provides customers with an unmatched selection of 4,500 channels of on-demand entertainment, including several channels with popular Bangladeshi movies. In 2019, Emirates also introduced playlist syncing, a way for customers to browse the extensive content on offer, create personalized playlists based on their preferences ahead of their flight, and sync it to their seats once onboard, using the Emirates App. On the Dhaka-Dubai sector, Emirates offers regionally and globally inspired meals, prepared by world-class gourmet chefs in Dubai. Emirates’ travellers in all classes can enjoy up to 20 MB Wi-Fi data to remain constantly connected to their relatives and friends.