10 OCTOBER 2016
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The 2016 Business Traveller Awards, which recognise the finest carriers worldwide, awarded Singapore Airlines the top title of Best Airline last week at a ceremony attended by more than 300 industry figures.
The airline also repeated its success of last year by retaining four other accolades for Best Long-Haul Airline, Best Asian Airline, Best Cabin Staff and Best Economy Class.
British Airways again took the awards for Best Short-Haul Carrier, Best Frequent Flyer Programme and Best Airport Lounge, for its Concorde Room at Heathrow T5. Oneworld was named Best Airline Alliance
Qatar Airways was again victorious in the Best Business Class and Best Middle Eastern Airline categories, while Emirates was named Best First Class, Virgin Atlantic Best Premium Economy Class, and easyJet Best Low-Cost Airline.
American Airlines was named Best North American Airline, South African Airways Best African Airline and LOT Polish Airlines Best Eastern European Airline.
For the 29th year in a row, Singapore’s Changi airport won the Best Airport in the World award, while Amsterdam Schiphol took the Europe prize, and Heathrow was named Best Airport for Tax-Free Shopping.
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