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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The best in first, business class travel recognised by Australian Business Traveller Awards


Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Cathay Pacific and Virgin Australia share line honours in the Australian Business Traveller Awards for 2015.
The Australian Business Traveller Awards recognise the trend-setters and game-changers in the highly competitive business travel market across 30 categories including first class suites and business class seats, airport lounges, frequent flyer programs, inflight food and wine, travel technology and more.
Etihad Airways was chosen as best first class, with its spacious Airbus A380 First Apartment suites reinventing first class flying, with the world’s best international business class award going to Singapore Airlines for its new long-range Boeing 777-300ER fleet.
Qantas' all-new Airbus A330 Business Suite was selected as the world’s best domestic business class seat, with the elegant inflight lounge and bar on Qatar Airways’ Airbus A380 recognised as the world’s best inflight lounge.
Cathay Pacific’s recently-opened The Pier First Class Lounge in Hong Kong was hailed as the world’s best first class lounge, and the Qantas Hong Kong Loungeselected as the world’s best business class lounge.
Singapore Airlines also won for Best Inflight Food, with Qantas recognised for Best Inflight Wine.
The award for best frequent flyer program went to Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer, with Star Alliance chosen as the best airline alliance for the business traveller.
The full list of winners in the Australian Business Traveller Awards for 2015
  • Best Airline: Etihad Airways
  • Best First Class: Etihad Airways
  • Best International Business Class: Singapore Airlines Next-Gen Business Class
  • Best Domestic Business Class: Qantas A330 Business Suite
  • Best First Class Amenity Kit: Cathay Pacific
  • Best Business Class Amenity Kit: Emirates
  • Best First Class Lounge: Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class, Hong Kong
  • Best Business Class Lounge: Qantas Hong Kong Lounge
  • Best Arrivals Lounge: Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Arrivals Lounge
  • Best Inflight Lounge: Qatar Airways Airbus A380
  • Best Inflight Food: Singapore Airlines
  • Best Inflight Wine: Qantas
  • Best Inflight Entertainment System: Emirates
  • Best Frequent Flyer Scheme: Virgin Australia Velocity
  • Best Premium Economy Class: Qantas
  • Best Economy Class: Qatar Airways Airbus A350
  • Best Cabin Crew: Virgin Australia
  • Best Airline Alliance: Star Alliance
  • Best Australian Airport: Canberra Airport
  • Best International Airport: Hong Kong
  • Best Hotel Group: Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Best Airport Hotel: Sofitel London Heathrow
  • Best Business Destination: Hong Kong
  • Best Travel Innovation: Vodafone Red Roaming global roaming
  • Best Travel Technology: Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling headphones
  • Best Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Best Tablet:  Apple iPad Mini 3
  • Best Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1
  • Best 2-in-1: Toshiba Portégé Z20t 
  • Best Credit Card: Westpac Altitude Black
Click to visit The Australian Business Traveller Awards 2015 feature article
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