Aeroflot and Hainan Airlines reign supreme at the World Travel Awards

Some of you might actually be hearing of Aeroflot and Hainan for the first time here, regardless

Aeroflot has taken the prestigious World’s Leading Airline Brand 2017 prize at the World Travel Awards, the first time the nomination has been awarded.

Known as the Oscars of the tourism industry, the World Travel Awards are given every year to leading tour firms, hotels and airlines. Country-level and regional awards take place during the year, followed by the world event. Winners are decided by an online vote that attracts hundreds of thousands of travel professionals and millions of travellers to take part.

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Hainan Airlines has led winners at the World Travel Awards Grand Final. Headquartered in Haikou, Hainan (China), the airline scooped the trophies for World’s Leading Airline – Business Class, World’s Leading Airline Inflight Entertainment, World’s Leading Cabin Crew and World’s Leading Excellence Inflight Service, while Hainan Airlines’ International Lounge at Beijing Capital International Airport was hailed World’s Leading Airport Lounge – Business Class.

Also receiving top titles during the glittering red carpet event which took place at the glamorous JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay earlier this evening, were Deer Jet – which was recognised as World’s Leading Private Jet Charter – and Aeroflot. The Russian airline was voted World’s Leading Airline Brand. Below is a list of the rest of the rest of the winners from the aviation side of things of course.

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Leading Airline First Class – Emirates Airlines
World’s Leading Air Travel Service Provider 2017 Swissport
World’s Leading Airline Brand 2017 Aeroflot – Russian Airlines
World’s Leading Airline – Business Class 2017 Hainan Airlines
World’s Leading Airline – Economy Class 2017 Oman Air
World’s Leading Airline – First Class 2017 Emirates
World’s Leading Airline – Premium Economy Class 2017 Vietnam Airlines
World’s Leading Airline Alliance 2017 Oneworld
World’s Leading Airline  2017 Singapore Airlines
World’s Leading Airline Inflight Entertainment 2017 Hainan Airlines
World’s Leading Airline Rewards Programme 2017 Emirates – Skywards
World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean 2017 SriLankan Airlines
World’s Leading Airport 2017 Changi Airport, Singapore
World’s Leading Airport Hotel 2017 Hilton London Heathrow Airport, England
World’s Leading Airport Lounge – Business Class 2017 Hainan Airlines International Lounge @ Beijing Capital International Airport, China
World’s Leading Airport Lounge – First Class 2017 GVK Lounge International by TFS Performa @ Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India
World’s Leading Airport Resort 2017 Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives

 

Some of the above winners in pictures. You can see how high the mettle is here.

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World’s Leading Economy Class – Oman Air
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World’s Leading Airport – Changi International Airport
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World’s Leading Airport Lounge – Business Class 2017 – Hainan Airlines Business Lounge at Beijing Airport

 

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World’s Leading Airline – Premium Economy Class 2017 – Vietnam Airlines
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World’s Leading Airport Resort 2017 – Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives. It has a sea plane base on one side and a dry land airport on another side.

Hope you all enjoyed this article of mine. Can not wait to the end of the year to see who will still be up there from this lot and if any new surprises will spring up.

Dont forget to follow me on Facebook – AviaConnect, Instagram @avia_connect, Twitter @Avia_Connect and LinkedIn Avia Connect. Thank you and have a wonderful year of safe and enjoyable flying.

AviaConnect (Mandla B Dube)

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