Source:SilkAir (S) Pte Ltd
SilkAir has once again been rated one of the top ten airlines in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine in its World's Best Awards 2007. This is the third consecutive year that the airline has been ranked alongside the world's top international airlines, with the distinctive honour of being the only regional carrier to make it to the coveted list.
SilkAir's parent company, Singapore Airlines, retained the top spot among international airlines for an unprecedented twelfth year, making it a double achievement for the group and for Singapore's aviation sector.
Travel + Leisure's awards are a barometer of global travel trends, with the World's Best Awards based on responses from its readers reflecting their preferences, tastes and travel habits. Rankings were aggregated on an average of readers' ratings in five areas: cabin comfort, food, in-flight service, customer service and value.
The US-based publication is one of the highest circulating travel magazines with a readership of close to one million.
"We are very encouraged", said Mr Chin Yau Seng, SilkAir's Chief Executive. "For a regional airline like ourselves to be ranked among long-haul players tells us that we have growing international appeal. The recognition from customers strengthens the collective efforts of our team to cement SilkAir's standing as a leading regional airline with a truly international reach and outstanding service."
This award is not a first for SilkAir. It was voted "Best Regional Airline" for the seventh time in 2006 by readers of two of Asia Pacific's leading travel publications, TTG Asia and TTG China.
As the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir extends the Singapore Airlines Group's footprint in Asia by offering connections from Singapore to many diverse points in the region. SilkAir operates a fleet of 14 Airbus A320 family aircraft with 12 more of the same type on firm order and options for a further nine. The airline's route network covers 27 destinations across 10 countries.
Slightly surprised that SilkAir scored this high, but nevertheless good on them!