Air New Zealand is celebrating a double victory at the prestigious World Travel Awards announced in Dubai, United Arab Emirates overnight.
Air New Zealand has been voted Australasia's Leading Airline for the fifth year in a row and its new Koru Lounge at Christchurch International Airport has scooped the prize for Australasia’s Leading Airline Lounge.
Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Experience Calum Laming, who is in Dubai to accept the awards, says it’s a real honour to enjoy such success up against some of the world’s biggest airlines operating in the Australasian market.
“To be named as the leading airline in Australasia for the fifth consecutive year is an incredible achievement and a true testament to the diligent work of all Air New Zealand staff. To have our Koru Lounge at Christchurch International Airport also voted Australasia’s best airline lounge is an outstanding result.”
World Travel Awards President and Founder Graham Cooke says it’s a pleasure to see Air New Zealand’s world class service recognised.
“On the occasion of World Travel Awards 20th anniversary I would like to formally congratulate Air New Zealand. It is a real privilege to bestow the World Travel Awards for Australasia’s Leading Airline and Australasia’s Leading Airport Lounge to an airline that continually raises the bar in offering the highest standards of service and care whilst ensuring a uniquely personal New Zealand experience for all its customers.”
All regional winners compete for the World Travel Awards' global award announced at a gala ceremony in Doha, Qatar on 30 November.
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