Emirates Wins CAPA Airline of Year Award

The CAPA Airline of the Year is awarded to the carrier that has had the greatest impact on the development of the airline industry in the region, establishing itself as a leader, and the benchmark for others to follow.

It is the second time Emirates has won CAPA’s coveted top award having previously won in 2005.

“Emirates’ achievements in the past year have been extraordinary, as one of the most profitable and fastestgrowing airlines in the world,” said CAPA chairman Peter Harbison.

“Emirates’ influence on competitor airline strategy continues to increase, as it aggressively enters new markets and expands others and demonstrates leadership in highquality passenger service.”

Harbison said Emirates’ development has contributed to Dubai’s surge through the rankings of the world’s biggest international hubs, from 26th place in 2001 handling 12.4 million international passengers to sixth place last year with 40.1 million.”

“The CAPA Airline of the Year for 2010 is certain to have a lasting and irreversible impact on the evolution of the worldwide aviation and tourism industries.” (EHL)