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World Airline Awards 2015: Austrian Airlines is European Champion in Service and Number One in Business Class Catering by DO & CO

Service, Product, Awards

• First place in Best Airline Staff Service in Europe and Best Business Class Catering categories

Austrian Airlines has been named as one of world’s top airlines for another year in the renowned Skytrax World Airline Awards 2015. Austrian’s standards of service on the ground and in the air received the highest awards of all, with first place in the Best Airline Staff Service in Europe category. Austria's domestic carrier also took first place in the Best Business Class Catering category.

Andreas Otto, Chief Commercial Officer of Austrian Airlines, said the following: “This result clearly shows our service on board and on the ground, as well as our culinary product in Business Class on long-haul flights, with its award-winning menus by DO&CO, Vienna Coffee House service and in-flight chefs, are amongst the very best in the world today.” Otto went on to say: “Most importantly of all, I would like to thank our members of staff working on the ground and on board our aircraft. Our extraordinarily high standards of service are what define our success with passengers. We want to continue guaranteeing the best service in future – because that’s my Austrian.”

Lufthansa also did well at World Awards Night, which was held at Le Bourget near Paris, winning in the categories of Best Airline Transatlantic, World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Western Europe.

The World Airline Awards
The World Airline Awards are a global measure of outstanding performance in the airline industry. Rather than being decided upon by a jury, the Awards are based on the results of the world’s largest customer survey in the airline industry, which is carried out by public opinion researcher Skytrax every year. Over 18 million airline passengers from over 160 countries evaluate around 200 airlines. The detailed results of the World Airlines Awards can be found at www.worldairlineawards.com.

Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest carrier and operates a global route network of approximately 130 destinations, being particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe with 40 destinations. Thanks to its favourable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group, and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines. For additional information visit www.austrian.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or red blog.

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