British Airways has been recognised by the readers of Business Traveller magazine, winning five categories in the publication’s 2013 awards.

BA was voted top in the Best Airline, Best Short-Haul Carrier, Best First Class, Best Frequent Flyer Programme, and Best Airport Lounge categories. Best Airport Lounge was awarded for the British Airways lounge at Terminal 5, Heathrow.

The awards were announced at a lunch in the ballroom of Kensington’s Royal Garden Hotel. The ceremony was hosted by presenter Fiona Bruce.

The Business Traveller Awards are voted for by readers of the magazine, with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company. They are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence