Airlines recognised for service excellence
Emirates was named "Airline of the Year" while US-Bangla Airlines was named "Best Domestic Airline" in the "ShareTrip-Monitor Airline of the Year 2023" awards.
Qatar Airways and IndiGo emerged as "Cargo Airline of the Year" and "Best Budget Airline" respectively, whereas Vistara was adjudged "Best Regional Airline".
Winners were selected based on a poll of frequent flyers conducted in July and August this year. Over 3,300 frequent flyers cast their votes online, said a press release.
Md Mahbub Ali, state minister for civil aviation and tourism, handed over awards to winning airlines at the InterContinental Dhaka on Wednesday.
Airlines operating in Bangladesh won gold, silver and bronze awards in 16 categories.
Japan International Cooperation Agency received a jury's special citation award for their active support and generous contribution towards development of the aviation sector in Bangladesh.
Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam, chairman of the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission and chairman of the jury, Kazi Wahidul Alam, editor of The Bangladesh Monitor, Sadia Haque, co-founder and CEO of ShareTrip, and Mohammad Saiful Hoque, chief executive officer of Sabre Bangladesh, were present.