SIA named Worlds Best Airline in 2018 Skytrax Awa

first_imgSIA named ‘World’s Best Airline’ in 2018 Skytrax Awards Singapore Airlines has been named this year’s ‘World’s Best Airline’ in Skytrax’s World Airline Awards. SIA also took the top spot in the ‘World’s Best First Class’, ‘Best Airline in Asia’ and ‘Best First Class Airline Seat’ categories in the 2018 rankings.This is the fourth time SIA has been named ‘World’s Best Airline’. The awards are based on surveys of more than 20 million travellers, who rated more than 335 airlines between August 2017 and May 2018.“Singapore Airlines is honoured to be named ‘World’s Best Airline’ in the Skytrax awards, and I dedicate it to the 26,000 SIA Group employees who focus every day on delivering the world’s best travel experience to our customers,” said SIA CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong, who accepted the top award at a ceremony in London today.“The World Airline Awards are based on direct feedback from customers, who we know have more airlines to choose from in this highly competitive global environment. The recognition will further motivate us to improve upon the three main pillars of our brand promise – product leadership, service excellence and network connectivity – to ensure we retain our competitive advantage, and continue to meet and exceed customer expectations.”Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted added: “We congratulate Singapore Airlines on this fabulous achievement, being voted the World’s Best Airline by customers for a fourth time in the awards history. A key ‘wow’ factor for customers is consistency and this proved to a real asset for Singapore Airlines who scored highly across both product and service. I am sure Singapore Airlines will also take great pride in winning the World’s Best First Class award, less than one year after they introduced their new first-class suites.”About Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines (SIA) has proudly serviced New Zealand for more than 40 years, and currently operates 18 weekly services from three cities to Singapore. Alongside its regional wing, SilkAir, and low-cost carrier Scoot, SIA provides access to a global network of 136 destinations in 37 countries and territories through the world-famous Changi Airport hub.In 2015, SIA and Air New Zealand established a codeshare alliance providing passengers with greater inbound, outbound and domestic travel options. The two airlines announced that from 28 October 2018 they will jointly operate a third daily service from Auckland to Singapore*.SIA also recently announced that it will deploy one of its Airbus A350-900 aircraft to New Zealand for the first time. The introduction of the A350 aircraft to Christchurch from 07 January 2019 will allow customers to experience the Airline’s Next Generation Business and Economy Class seats, as well as introduce Premium Economy Class on the route for the first time.Source = Singapore Airlineslast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Macaos dedication to

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterMacao’s dedication to food and the important role it plays in developing tourism and the economy has been rewarded on a silver platter… on a worldwide scale.In unveiling its latest list of “Creative Cities”, UNESCO stated that Macao had been recognised for its gastronomy.Such designation is set to further endorse the worldwide recognition of Macao and its 400-year-old culinary legacy.“Such endorsement will also provide a favourable platform for food traditions to continuously thrive,” said Helen Wong, GM of the Macao Government Tourism Office Australia and New Zealand.“This is exciting news for Macao and its cultural importance to gastronomy, and to everyone involved in the creation of the many mouth-watering menus and dining options offered throughout the former Portuguese enclave,” she said.The designation of Macao as a member city of UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the field of gastronomy is set to bring new opportunities for the city to diversify the economy.Gastronomy would now act as a driver to preserve Macao’s cultural identity, while promoting a sustainable development and expanding its international cooperation.As for the creativity aspect, the designation is expected to stimulate stakeholders in gastronomy and agents in other creative sectors to explore how culinary and other aspects of culture can fuse to diversify the economy.Other Creative Cities of Gastronomy include: Chengdu and Shunde (China), Belém and Florianopolis (Brazil), Popayán (Colombia), Rasht (Iran), Parma (Italy), Zahlé (Lebanon), Ensenada (Mexico), Bergen (Norway), Jeonju (South Korea), Tsuruoka (Japan), Dénia and Burgos (Spain), Östersund (Sweden), Phuket (Thailand), Gaziantep (Turkey) and Tucson (USA).Macao was among eight to be newly designated this week. The others were Alba (Italy), Buenaventura (Colombia), Cochabamba (Bolivia), Hatay (Turkey), Panama City (Panama), Paraty (Brazil) and San Antonio (USA),Sixty-four cities from 44 countries have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities in the various fields. Launched in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network was created to promote cooperation with and among cities that had identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable development in regards to economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more