US-Bangla wins best domestic carrier; Emirates named airline of 2022
Dubai based Emirates airlines was announced Airline of the Year 2022, while Bangladeshi private air operator US-Bangla Airlines got the best domestic airline in the Triplover-Monitor Airline of the Year awards.
Another Bangladeshi private airlines—Novoair has received the "Best on time performance of the Year- 2022" gold award in domestic flight operations.
The airline also won silver award in the best domestic airline category at thre award ceremony event held at a city hotel last night (September 23, 2022).
In the award giving ceremony, Qatar Airways and Air Arabia came out as Cargo Airline of the Year and best budget airline, respectively.
Winners were selected based on the frequent flyers' opinion poll, conducted over a period of three months.
Md Mahbub Ali MP, state minister for civil aviation, handed over the trophies among the winning airlines in different categories of services.
The award ceremony was also addressed by Kazi Wahidul Alam, editor, The Bangladesh Monitor; Nisha Tasnim, head of operations of Triplover; Prof Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam, chairman of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission and the chairman of the jury committee and Robin James Edwards, general manager of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka.
The Airlines operating in Bangladesh were awarded in 13 different categories of services. They received Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards considering the number of votes they received.
Emirates clinched the highest number of five gold awards in different categories including Best Business Class, Best Inflight Meal in Business Class, Best Inflight Entertainment, Best Long-haul Airline, and Airline of the Year.
National carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines for the very first time won Gold Awards in three different categories including Best Economy Class, Best Inflight Meal in Economy Class, and Best Regional Airline.
Md Abdullah Al Mamun, managing director of US-Bangla Airlines received a special award from the jury committee as the '"Airline Entrepreneur of the Year 2022" for his contributions to the country's aviation sector.
The Bangladesh Monitor first introduced the awards in 2007.
This year the ninth edition of the award was supported by Triplover as the title sponsor and Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka as the hospitality partner.