Business Traveller Awards 2018 - Airline results

16 Oct 2018 by BusinessTraveller
Airplane approaching the landing strip at sunset. Heathrow, London, UK (iStock)

The 2018 Business Traveller Awards were announced at a luncheon at London’s Royal Garden hotel on Monday, October 15, by the publishers of Business Traveller magazine, Panacea Media, and presented by special guest Rt Hon Michael Portillo.

Sponsored by Panasonic, the Business Traveller Awards are voted for by readers of the magazine, with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company, and are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence. A fixture of the business travel and hospitality calendar for more than 30 years, this year’s hotly contested awards were attended by more than 250 industry leaders.

The winners and finalists in the airline categories were:

Singapore Airlines A350-900ULR

Best Airline

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. Emirates
  4. Cathay Pacific
  5. British Airways
British Airways

Best Short-Haul Carrier

  1. British Airways
  2. easyJet
  3. Swiss
  4. Aegean Airlines
Qatar 787 Ln 58 air to air

Best Long-Haul Airline

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Emirates
  4. Etihad Airways

Best Frequent Flyer Programme

  1. British Airways Executive Club
  2. Lufthansa Miles & More
  3. Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  4. United Airlines MileagePlus
Emirates B777-300ER First-Class-fully-flat-bed

Best First Class

  1. Emirates
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Etihad Airways
  4. British Airways
Qatar Airways B787 Dreamliner business class

Best Business Class

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Emirates
  4. Virgin Atlantic
  5. Cathay Pacific
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Premium Economy cabin

Best Premium Economy Class

  1. Virgin Atlantic
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Cathay Pacific
  4. British Airways
Singapore Airlines new A380 economy class

Best Economy Class

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Emirates
  3. Japan Airlines
  4. Qatar Airways

Best North American Airline

  1. Delta Air Lines
  2. American Airlines
  3. United Airlines
  4. Air Canada
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - APRIL 21, 2014: Aeroflot Boeing-777 interior. OJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines is the flag carrier and largest airline of the Russian Federation

Best Eastern European Airline

  1. Aeroflot
  2. LOT Polish Airlines
  3. Wizz Air
  4. Czech Airlines

Best Airline Alliance

  1. oneworld
  2. Star Alliance
  3. SkyTeam
Singapore Airlines first class suite on the A380

Best Cabin Staff

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Virgin Atlantic
  3. Qatar Airways
  4. Cathay Pacific
Easyjet A321 neo

Best Low-Cost Airline

  1. easyJet
  2. Norwegian
  3. AirAsia
  4. Jet2
Cathay Pacific Business Class Dining Concept

Best Asian Airline

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Cathay Pacific
  3. All Nippon Airways
  4. Japan Airlines

Best Middle Eastern Airline

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Emirates
  3. Etihad Airways
  4. El Al
South African Airways A330-300

Best African Airline

  1. South African Airways
  2. Ethiopian Airlines
  3. Kenya Airways
  4. Comair (British Airways)
British Airways Concorde Room LHR T5

Best Airport Lounge

  1. British Airways Concorde Room, London Heathrow T5
  2. Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, London Heathrow
  3. Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge at Hamad International Airport
  4. Cathay Pacific, 1st Class, The Pier, Hong Kong
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