Sunday, February 1, 2009

Emirates Receives Prestigious Accolade For In-Flight Catering

DUBAI, U.A.E., 1st February 2009 – Emirates has been awarded ‘Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier Middle East 2008’ at the Pax International Magazine Readership Awards 2008. The award, voted by readers of Pax International Magazine, is highly competitive with airlines from across the region competing in the category.

As one of the world’s leading travel catering industry publications, Pax International Magazine runs a Readership Award Poll which is highly regarded for their recognition of outstanding performance, achievement and product development.

Bob Ferguson, Senior Vice President Aircraft Catering said: “Emirates is honored to be recognized by our customers with such a prestigious award. Pax International Magazine Readership Awards have long been the benchmark for excellence within the travel catering industry and we are pleased that the industry and importantly, our customers have recognized our efforts to provide the best possible in-flight catering.

“In-flight catering is a fundamental part of the Emirates travel experience and this award is testament to our continued commitment in producing high quality cuisine across our extensive network.”

Voting for the awards was open from January 1st – November 18th 2008 through the magazine’s website. Awards were voted on by representatives from across the global travel catering industry and are the only awards of their kind in the travel catering market.

Emirates in-flight menus are tailor-made according to several factors including; length of flight, flight destination and passenger profile in order to determine the best possible menu options for a particular flight.

All Emirates in-flight meals are freshly prepared using only the highest quality ingredients. Specialist chefs experienced in every culinary tradition, from sushi for the Japanese routes to a myriad of different curries for the constant stream of flights to the Indian sub-continent, are employed to ensure the finest and most authentic meals are served.

Emirates has continuously been voted as best in the world across the full range of its operations. The group now boasts more than 400 international awards.

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