Maurice Flanagan, vice-chairman and group president at Emirates has received a major travel award for his role in the development of Emirates airline into a global force in the aviation industry.
Flanagan was inducted into the British Travel Industry’s “Hall of Fame” during the 11th edition of the annual ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in London, attended by many of the travel industry’s senior executives.
Alun Cathcart, chairman of the Hall of Fame, said: “The Hall of Fame was established to honour the excellence and outstanding achievement of those, who have played a significant part in creating and developing the travel and tourism industry in Britain and globally”.
Cathcart continued: “Entry might be for a single outstanding achievement or for those, whose contribution spans a significant period and long time success. Maurice Flanagan is a worthy recipient given his significant contribution to our industry.”
Flanagan said: “I am deeply honoured to receive this award and I accept it on behalf of the entire Emirates Group team that contributes to our hugely successful customer-focused business. Everyone counts in our company, on the ground and in the air, at our home base in Dubai and around the world and whilst I am the one receiving this honour, all at Emirates should share it with me.”
First established in 1995, invitations to the Hall of Fame are made by a Nominating Committee of senior industry leaders, including existing members. They include such industry stalwarts as Lord King and Lord Marshall of British Airways and the founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, Sir Richard Branson.
BY JONNA SIMON
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