Emirates recently won the Gold “Airline of the Year” award at the 2012 Air Transport News (ATN) Awards.  Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice-President, Planning & Research, accepted the award on behalf of the airline at a special ceremony held in Athens.

 “We are honored to receive ATN’s Gold “Airline of the Year” award, which highlights our dedication to customer service and quality, both in the air and on the ground, while proving Emirates’ commitment to excellence,” said Mr. Kazim.

ATN announced the results in eight different categories after collecting votes from ATN readers, many of whom hold executive positions in the air transport industry, as well as the verdict of a panel of industry experts.

According to Dr. Kostas Iatrou, Managing Director of Air Transport News the award is in recognition of Emirates’ cultural diversity, business growth and sustainable profitability, which distinguish it from other companies.