If you are travelling to the east anytime soon and wish to do so in maximum comfort, luxury and style, Singapore Airlines has to be the best option all things considered. Despite the fact that Etihad Airways won the Travel Awards for 2009 reported previously in Perpetual Traveller, it was Singapore Airlines that received a host of other industry awards in the same year as they have been performing consistently well for decades. Singapore Airlines was founded in 1947 and has progressively developed into a world-renowned carrier with a reputation for excellent service on all its flights.
In a worldwide survey conducted by the OAG (Official Airline Guide), the international carrier that performed best amongst the frequent business travellers was Singapore Airlines. Moreover, the airline also received the accolade of OAG airline of the year for the 7th time at the organisation's industry awards in 2009.
Other honors include being named the best global airline for the 21st consecutive year in a poll of Conde Nast Traveller readers in addition to being rated as the best Asian airline in the Business Traveller UK Reader's Poll Awards.
Officials at Singapore Airlines made a poignant comment: "In the midst of these challenging times, the airline has upheld its commitment to invest in product and service development." They went on to add that the awards are a reflection of the dedication among its staff.
What a refreshing change to what airline passengers have to endure in Europe and America!