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Etihad ranked among top 3 global airlines

Abu Dhabi, June 8, 2010

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has been ranked among the best three airlines in the world by leading Swiss business publication, Bilanz.

The ranking comes following a survey of frequent flyers in Switzerland and after comparisons of different airlines undertaken by Bilanz journalists themselves.

Bilanz also used recent international surveys such as the Skytrax ratings - in which Etihad was awarded World’s Best First Class by almost 18 million air travellers worldwide - to confirm the airline’s overall ranking.

As well as being ranked third best airline in the world, Etihad Airways was ranked number one in the Onboard Service category and second in the Business Class category.

The Bilanz ratings are conducted annually, and the results are among the most highly regarded in the Swiss market.

“I am very proud that in less than seven years, Etihad Airways has risen to be among the top three airlines operating to Switzerland, which is a very important market for Etihad,” said Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer.

Etihad operates five return services per week to Geneva, on three class A330-200 aircraft.

Etihad recently introduced its Inspired Service concept in Economy class as well as in its premium cabins, which seeks to provide all customers with service individually tailored to their needs.

Etihad Airways flights to and from Geneva also feature the innovative Food and Beverage Manager position in the premium cabins.

In all cabins, Etihad offers its customers state-of-the-art, on-demand entertainment systems, allowing customers to enjoy the latest movies, TV shows, music and interactive games as well as recharge laptop computers and mobile devices.

On the ground, Etihad offers its chauffeur service to guests travelling to and from Geneva International Airport, creating door-to-door service for its premium guests. – TradeArabia News Service




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