Etihad has won a 5 star rating form Skytrax, making them the 2nd sandpit airline to have one in addition to Qatar Airways, and is now one out of 0 airlines who have achieved this rating. The other airlines, in addition to Etihad and Qatar Airways are Asiana, Hainan, Singapore, Garuda, ANA, Cathay Pacific and EVA air.
This is great news for Etihad, and a kick to their closest competitor up the road, Emirates, which so far have not achieved this rating. A very interesting point here is that is 2014 Etihad choose to withdraw from the Skytrax award scheme , but it seems like now that they have got the 5 star rating they are back in again.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “This rating marks the culmination of over a decade of hard work and continuous innovation – a milestone on the Etihad Airways journey. We are a company which challenges the norms of air travel by drawing inspiration from the finest hospitality establishments around the world. Today we are recognised as the airline which is reimagining flying, and doing it with style and flair.
“This could not have been achieved without the passion and commitment of our people – from frontline staff at airports, cabin crew in flight, to those who work behind the scenes in Abu Dhabi and around the world – all tirelessly delivering the very best products and service in the industry.”
You can read the full press release from etihad here .