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Dubai International Airport wins award for best airport in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea) at the 2014 GlobeRunner Awards.

July 31, 2014 12:21 by

With passenger traffic rising to 18,361,820 in the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 11.4 per cent from the 16,486,417 from Q1 2013, the airport continues to impress. Total aircraft movements also increased in Q1 of this year to reach 94,694, a 3.9 per cent increase from the 91,130 movements recorded in Q1 2013.

Taking place at the Seäsonal Restaurant & Weinbar in midtown Manhattan, New York City, the award ceremony honoured the world’s top hotel groups, airlines, airports, car rental agencies, travel websites, business class lounges and many more.

The winners were selected by online votes cast between March 14 and May 31. The number of votes grew 40 per cent this year, when compared with 2013, to reach more than 150,000 this year.


2014 GlobeRunner award winners:

Best Airline in Asia/Pacific: Singapore Airlines

Best Airline in Europe/Middle East/Africa: LOT Polish Airlines

Best Airline in the Americas: Delta Air Lines and United Airlines (tie)

Best First Class Lounges: Lufthansa

Best Business Class Lounges: Etihad Airways

Best Airport in Asia/Pacific: Singapore Changi Airport

Best Airport in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Dubai International Airport

Best Airport in the Americas: John F. Kennedy International Airport

Best Airline Alliance: Star Alliance

Best Frequent Flyer Program: Lufthansa Miles & More

Best Airline Food and Wine: Transaero Airlines

Best Hotel Chain in Asia/Pacific: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Chain in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Chain in The Americas: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Chain/Group Loyalty Program: Hilton HHonors

Best Hotel Chain Dining/Restaurant: Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Credit/Charge Card Points Program: American Express Membership Rewards

Best Mobile Phone Coverage in North America: AT&T

Best Web Site for Booking Travel: Expedia

Best General Travel Site: FlyerTalk

Best Car Rental Chain in the World: Hertz

Best Car Manufacturer in the World: BMW

Best Luggage Maker: Samsonite

Best Travel Tool or App: Google Maps

Best General Travel Blog: One Mile at a Time

Best Points and Miles Blog: Frequent Miler


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