British Airways was named airline of the year at one of the aviation industry’s most prestigious award ceremonies.
It scooped the title at Capa’s annual Aviation Awards for Excellence, which honour top airlines and airports and were handed out in Malta last week.
Other winners included Spirit Airlines, which was named best low-cost carrier, while Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport took the prize for best large airport.
British Airways was named airline of the year at Capa’s annual Aviation Awards for Excellence
Regarding BA’s accolade, judges noted how the carrier is ‘now in the midst of a major fleet renewal’.
They added: ‘This will see the arrival of new long-haul aircraft, introducing new and redesigned lounges, new dining across all cabins, new bedding and amenity kits, enhanced onboard WiFi and power access at every aircraft seat.’
Speaking at the event, Capa chairman emeritus Peter Harbison explained: ‘British Airways was famously the world’s favourite airline in the 1990s and it has taken some tough decisions to maintain its market position against increasing competition.
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