Oasis Hong Kong Airlines has topped off its
award-winning year with the highest accolade of all: last night being announced World’s Leading New Airline’ at the World Travel Awards.
Held at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa in the Caribbean, the invite-only, gala ceremony, awarded the global winners of the 14th World Travel Awards, voted for by a total of 167,000 travel professionals worldwide, including more than 110,000 travel agents, in an online voting campaign spanning months.
Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the “travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars”, the World Travel Awards has been hosting a series of regional award ceremonies around the globe, at which Oasis Asia’s Leading Budget Airline the Asia category, announced in Bangalore, India, in November.
The World Travel Awards is the most comprehensive and prestigious awards program in the global travel industry today, rewarding and celebrating the enormous achievements made across all sectors.
To win World’s Leading New Airline’, Oasis beat other new airlines AirAsia X, Silverjet, Virgin America and VivaAerobus.
Accepting the award on behalf of Oasis was the company’s Vice President, North America, Fritz Blayney.
“To say this award is an honour, is an understatement,” said Mr Blayney.
“We are surrounded by the world’s tourism heavy-weights here tonight, and Oasis has been voted by industry professionals no less, the best of the best.
“This is indeed another feather in Oasis’ cap, and tops off a year-long run of prestigious accolades.
“I know everyone in Oasis’ North American operations is proud to represent Oasis and Hong Kongin this part of the world, and never more so than tonight.”
Oasis was also votedNew Airline of the Year’ in November, at the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation Awards (CAPA) held in Singapore.
CAPA is the region’s leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence and analysis.
In an announcement released by CAPA, the award acknowledged Oasis for its extensive contribution to the low fare, long-haul model, and in particular to the rapidly evolving aviation scene in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
In September the airline was recognised as the Best New Service’ and Best Business Class Carrier’ at the 2007 World Low Cost Airline Congress Awards, held in London.
This most recent award,World’s Leading New Airline’, shows Oasis’ dedication to providing high-quality, non-stop, long-haul travel at year round great fares, without ever comprising on style, safety or service, has earned the airline its place at the forethought of consumers and travel industry professionals alike.
Oasis passengers can enjoy all the comfort and luxuries that a discerning traveller requires on long-haul flights including two complimentary meals, unlimited soft and hot beverages, personal seat back, multi-channel TVs, luxury duty free shopping and spacious seats in both businessOasis and economyOasis.