Dubai International Airport best in Emea
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 kippreport
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