Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has won the award for Excellence Entity in Leadership at the Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance (ADEAP) 2013.
The award recognizes the importance of leadership and its role in inspiring and building a culture of excellence in an organisation, as well as reaching specific goals set within the ADEAP Program.
The award was presented at the ADEAP ceremony, held on Monday 18 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre, and followed Etihad Airways’ participation in the program throughout 2013.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Etihad Airways is immensely proud to receive this Abu Dhabi Excellence Award, one of the highest accolades an Abu Dhabi organisation can win.
“Etihad Airways continually strives for excellence in everything we do and this recognition illustrates the progress we have made, in just ten years of operation, towards fulfilling our aim to be the best airline in the world.”
The Etihad Airways award submission included details about the airline’s rigorous business monitoring, which includes monthly reviews across the organization with all levels of staff.
Etihad Airways also explained in the submission how it develops future leaders through its UAE National Graduate Programs, with senior executives providing regular feedback to Emirati managers.
Also highlighted was staff communication on the direction and performance of the company, such as the quarterly staff roadshows.
In addition to winning the Excellence Entity in Leadership award, Etihad Airways was recognised in six further award categories as having met the ADEAP Program criteria.
These were the categories for Best Entity, Best Entity in Finance, Best Entity in Transformation Project, Best Entity in Technical Project, Best Entity in Internal Improvement Project, and Best Entity in Developing People.
Competition for the awards was substantial with 751 entries submitted across the various awards categories from 48 government entities.
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About Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, began operations in 2003, and in 2012 carried 10.3 million passengers. From its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad Airways offers flights to 97 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with a fleet of 86 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia and Aer Lingus, and has received regulatory approval to acquire 24 per cent of India’s Jet Airways. Etihad Airways will acquire 49 per cent of Air Serbia from January 2014. For more information, please visit: www.etihad.com
For more information contact:
Reem Yahya Al Midwahi
Etihad Airways Corporate Affairs
Tel: +971 2 511 1656
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