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Emirates Airline - Airline of the Year 2011
Twenty-three years is a long time in human years, let alone airline years. Yet that is how long it has been since Emirates Airline ended a financial year in the red. It is an amazing feat, one rarely duplicated in this business. But ATW’s 2011 Airline of the Year has done far more than turn a profit year-in and year-out for nearly a quarter of a century, regardless of the business cycle. Since launching in 1985 with a leased Boeing 737 and Airbus A300, it has become a leader in commercial air transport, driving innovation in operations, aircraft performance and customer service.