Corporate Traveller

Emirates wins award for on-board business travel amenities

Emirates was recently recognised for the quality of its business travel amenities as well as several other categories in the TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards.

Emirates won gold for its on-board kits in three categories, Business Class - Female (Middle East), Business Class - Male (Middle East) and Children's Goody Bag or Give Away (under six years). Overall there were 20 different award categories with 120 entries from airlines around the world.

The judges praised the kits for trend, pleasure, luxury, usability and style. In the children's category, Emirates' new Fly With Me Monster collection received special praise.

According to Robin Padgett, Emirates senior vice president catering, the amenity kits contain a variety of travel essentials that passengers will be able to put to good use. 

"When designing our amenity kits, we carefully consider what our passengers want and how we can balance the luxury, quality, function and aesthetics," Mr Padgett said.

"The fact that most of our passengers take their kits from the aircraft speaks volumes for how our customers perceive the value and usability of the products."

Many well known brands have products that feature prominently in the kits including exclusive offerings from Bvlgari.

In total, the airline gave 2.4 million amenity kits away to premium customers last year.