22 OCTOBER 2018
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The 2018 Business Traveller Awards were announced at a lunch at London’s Royal Garden hotel on Monday, 15 October, by the publisher of Business Traveller magazine, Panacea Media, and presented by special guest and former Cabinet minister Michael Portillo, now a journalist.
Sponsored by Panasonic, the Business Traveller Awards are voted for by readers of the magazine, with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company, and are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence. A fixture of the business travel and hospitality calendar for more than 30 years, this year’s hotly-contested awards were attended by more than 250 industry leaders including BTN (which is not related).
Singapore Airlines took an impressive four awards, being named Best Airline, as well as winning in the Best Asian Airline, Best Economy Class and Best Cabin Staff categories.
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, while oneworld was named Best Airline Alliance.
Meanwhile Qatar Airways won three awards for Best Long-Haul Airline, Best Business Class and Best Middle East Airline, Emirates was named Best First Class, Virgin Atlantic Best Premium Economy Class, and easyjet Best Low-Cost Airline.
Delta Air Lines was named Best North American Airline, South African Airways Best African Airline and Aeroflot Best Eastern European Airline.
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