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 Airwayswas 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 toSingapore Airlines for its new long-range Boeing 777-300ER fleet.
Qantas' all-new Airbus A330 Business Suitewas selected as the world’s best domestic business class seat, with the elegant inflight lounge and bar onQatar Airways’ Airbus A380recognised as the world’s best inflight lounge.
Cathay Pacific’s recently-openedThe Pier First Class Loungein Hong Kong was hailed as the world’s best first class lounge, and theQantas Hong Kong Loungeselected as the world’s best business class lounge.
Singapore Airlines also won forBest Inflight Food, with Qantas recognised forBest Inflight Wine.
The award for best frequent flyer program went toVirgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer, withStar Alliancechosen 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