Singapore Airlines remains tops in awards in 2010
18 February 2011 - Singapore Airlines remained the most awarded airline in 2010, securing prestigious accolades from publications and organisations around the world.
Most of the repeat awards were for categories such as in-flight service and entertainment, food and beverage offerings, ground services, safety and corporate management.
“The staff and management of Singapore Airlines are grateful to our customers for their unwavering support. In what was a very challenging year for the Company in which our operations were severely buffeted by natural calamities like the Icelandic volcanic ash, heavy snowstorms and floods around the globe, and increasing competition from other airlines, our staff worked resolutely as a global team to ensure minimum disruptions to our flights and to deliver the quality service that our customers expect of us, even in trying circumstances,” said Mr Tan Pee Teck, Senior Vice President Product & Services.
“We are humbled by these accolades, which help to remind everyone in SIA of the need to constantly innovate to continue delivering the best travel experience to our loyal customers.”
During the year, Condé Nast Traveler, a leading travel magazine in the US, named Singapore Airlines the “Best Global Airline” for the 22nd time. The Airline also came out tops in the Condé Nast Traveler 2010 Business Travel poll in the “Best Transpacific Airline for Business Class” category.
Readers of Travel Weekly voted the Airline as the “Best Carrier for First and Business Class” in its Readers’ Choice Awards. Readers of Business Traveler USA voted SIA as the “Best Overall Airline in the World” for the 21st time, while Fortune Magazine ranked the Airline 27th in its “Top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies” survey.
Travel & Leisure Magazine, also based in the US, named SIA as the “World’s Best International Airline” for the 15th consecutive year and Executive Traveler Magazine named SIA “Best International Airline” and “Best Airline for Flights to Eastern and South East Asia” in the Executive Travel Leading Edge Awards survey.
Global Finance Magazine of the US named the Airline as “World’s Best Global Airline” and “Best Airline in Asia”.
In Switzerland, Travel Inside magazine awarded the “Gold Award” in the Swiss Travel Star Award Category to the Airline in the “Best Long Haul (non-stop)” category. BILANZ, a leading finance magazine, ranked Singapore Airlines as first in the “Best Quality Airlines in 2010” poll.
Readers of German publication Schlemmer Atlas voted the Airline as “Airline of the Year” for the 5th time, while Clever Reisen named SIA the “Best Airline to Asia”. Germany’s monthly aviation magazine Flug Revue named SIA the “Best Airline Worldwide in 2010” and readers of Business Traveller Germany voted SIA as the “Overall Best Airline on Routes to the Far East and Australia” for the 9th time.
The UK edition of Business Traveller gave the Airline top honours in the “Best Overall Airline” and “Best Asian Airline” categories. Its sister publication, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific, voted SIA as “Best Airline” for the 19th consecutive time in its 2010 Readers’ Poll. Business Traveller China named SIA the “Best Airline in the World” for the 6th consecutive year and the airline with the best First Class.
In the Telegraph ‘Ultras’ Travel Awards survey (UK), the Airline was named “Best Airline in the World” for the second consecutive year. In the Guardian/Observer Travel Awards, SIA was named the “Best Long Haul Airline” for the 7th consecutive year and the airline with the “Best Business Class” for the second year running.
In Denmark, the Airline was named “Best Intercontinental Airline” for the 4th time at the Danish Travel Awards.
In Asia, at the annual TTG Travel Awards (Asia Pacific), the Airline was named to the “Travel Hall of Fame” for the 8th consecutive year. At the Investors Choice Awards 2010 organised by the Securities Investors Association (Singapore), the Company was named for the 6th consecutive year as “Most Transparent Company” in the Transport/Storage/Communications Category. It also won the Golden Circle Award for timeliness of news releases and degree of media access.
In the Asiamoney (Hong Kong) Travel Poll 2010, SIA was voted “Asia’s Best Airline” for the 14th consecutive year. In the annual travel poll commissioned by DestinAsian, a leading luxury travel and lifestyle magazine, readers voted Singapore Airlines as the “Best Airline – Overall” for the 5th year running.
In Japan’s AB Road Magazine’s Airline Ranking, SIA came first for the third consecutive year in the “Overall Best Airline” and “Best Cabin Service” categories.