Malaysia Airlines voted 'best airline to Asia'


KUALA LUMPUR (Malaysia Airlines) - Malaysia Airlines won the ‘Best Airline To Asia’ award in the 2006 Travel Weekly Globe Awards polls conducted by Travel Weekly, a UK based magazine.

Malaysia Airlines emerged winner in this category, overcoming stiff competition from 3 Asian, 1 European and 1 Middle East airlines nominated for this award, two of which were winners of this title in previous years.

Malaysia Airlines’ Regional Manager for United Kingdom and Europe, Mr Lim Cheng Hoe, received the award on behalf of the national airline at a presentation ceremony held in London last weekend.

Commenting on this achievement Malaysia Airlines’ Managing Director Mr Idris Jala said, “Malaysia Airlines is no stranger to winning awards for its high quality products and services. We thank the readers of Travel Weekly and travel agents in the UK who voted us for this award.”

“This recognition by Travel Weekly is testimony to the superiority of our enhanced product and service standards that we have consistently delivered to our customers. It also reflects the success of our Going Beyond Expectations service delivery philosophy which has won us other reputable awards in both the UK and in other parts of the world,” he added.

This year is the 29th Anniversary of the Travel Weekly Globes, the number one UK travel industry Awards, which recognizes excellence amongst travel industry suppliers.

Voting is entirely by travel agent readers of Travel Weekly, the UK’s leading travel trade publication. The votes are collated and audited by AC Nielsen, the travel industry’s only official data analyst.

Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia, currently operates 22 weekly flights between Malaysia and UK, linking Manchester and London with Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia as well as London with Penang and Langkawi in Malaysia.

Currently operating 111 aircraft, Malaysia Airlines’ fleet is one of the world’s youngest, flying more than 48,000 passengers to over 110 destinations across 6 continents everyday.

Malaysia Airlines holds a lengthy record of service and best practices excellence, having received more than 100 awards in the last 10 years, among the notable ones being the first airline to win the “World’s Best Cabin Crew” by Skytrax UK consecutively from 2001 till 2004 and being rated “5-star airline” also by Skytrax, UK.

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