“WE ARE honoured to be named the Best Airline in the World at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2017.
The accolade confirms that families and kids that travel with us believe in our dedication to being the best for them,” says the ecstatic Fouad Caunhye, Emirates Regional Manager- Southern Africa.
He was addressing families accompanied by their kids at the event to mark the success of the airline at Nu Metro, Hyde Park- Johannesburg recently.
The purpose: have fun with kids.
Emirates was voted top by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Awards following on from its 12th straight win at the Skytrax World Airline Awards last year, as World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award and also to introduce their new family offerings.
The award is indicative of Emirates Airlines family caring philosophy in that kids and parents always receive best attention aboard the airline, in the form of unparalleled entertainment.
“It also serves as an endorsement to the strength of our customised offering for the families and kids – an international cabin crew drawn from 135 nationalities who speak over 60 languages, more than 2,500 channels of on-demand entertainment with 90 exclusively dedicated to kids on the award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice Digital Widescreen complete with a kids menu and Fly With Me Animal toys,” continued Caunhye.
The international award winning airline recently introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
The soft and warm blankets are available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights including South Africa.
Each blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles and is part of Emirates’ continued commitment to product innovation and sustainability.
It also runs a green programme on board recycling aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles, and clean paper products such as newspapers, magazines and cardboard cartons where possible.
“Our policy is that of proactive responsibility to limit the environmental impact of our activities and is suitably demonstrated in our efforts.
Since 2016, Emirates has been dry washing aircrafts leading to saving of over 50,000 litres of water per aircraft every year,” adds Caunhye.
Emirates continues to surpass their rivals by unleashing family orientated programmes in this fiercely contested industry.