Malaysia Airlines Ranks 7 Amongst Top 10 Airlines Worldwide
Malaysia Airlines has made it to the 7th position in the Top 10 Airlines Worldwide category under the Best in Travel Poll 2010, one notch up from the 8th rank that it held last year. The airliner also got the 5th slot in category of Top 10 Airlines Cabin Service and 6th place in the Top 10 Airlines Business Class. A travel magazine on Asia named Smart Travel Asia carried out the poll. The poll is an attempt to delve deeper into the magazines readers most preferred travel brands. The poll reflects the opinion of a cross section of people such as those who have had real travel experience, those who based their ideas upon advertising or editorial campaigns in the media, and those who depended upon word of mouth promotion.
The Top 10 Airlines
The number one rank was claimed by Singapore Airlines, while the second, third, and fourth positions were picked by Cathay Pacific, Emirates, and Thai Airways International respectively. Virgin Atlantic and Jet Airways shared the fifth position, while British Airways took the sixth place. The seventh position was shared by Lufthansa and Malaysia Airlines. The 8th and 9th spots were awarded to Qantas and Korean Air respectively. Air France and Qatar together had to contend with the tenth rank.
Significance of this ranking
This enhanced ranking has been a shot in the arm for Malaysia Airlines. This was articulated by Mr Muzzaffar Othman, Senior General Manager, Managing Directors Office in the words, Asia is our main market and we are delighted to receive the recognition as 60 percent of the voters are based in Asia. This will further boost our commitment to provide 5 star value services to our customers.
Statements from the Smart Travel Asia Editor
Mr Vijay Verghese, Smart Travel Asia Editor stated that the 5th slot in the Best Cabin Service Worldwide is a major achievement as there were over a 100 airlines that were in the fray. Polling also represented a global style, wherein 20% of the voters hailed from the UK and Europe and another 20% from the US. The importance behind this aspect is that only those airlines were included, which commanded a globally positive appeal. It is worth noting here that the Kuala Lumpur based Malaysia Airlines is no stranger to Europe with a number of flights that it operates to and from UK and other destinations. Mr Vergehese further disclosed that many of the reader letters had hailed Malaysian Airlines because of warmth of service and willingness of cabin staff to go the extra mile.
Malaysia Airlines has won quite a few awards. For the 6th year in a row, Skytrax awarded it the 5 Star Airline award. Another major highlight is the Worlds Best Cabin Staff for 6 years and it is the maximum number of times for any carrier. The airline also won the titles of Worlds Best Economy Class and Staff Service Excellence for Asia in the World Airline Award 2010. In addition, Malaysia Airlines have received the vote of Asias Leading Airline in the 2009 World Travel Awards global poll. More than 180,000 industry experts participated in this poll.
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