The Passengers` Favourite Airline

6th Jan 1999

British Airways has been voted the clear favourite with the people that count - the world’s flying public.

The airline won more accolades than any other travel company in the latest industry poll, the IAPA (International Airline Passenger Association) Global Travel Awards.

Unlike other awards, this is an independent survey of more than 100,000 passengers from 200 countries across the world.

They were asked for their “honest answer”, based on direct experience, on what they thought were the best airlines, hotels and airports in the world.

British Airways was a clear winner in the best transatlantic carrier and also the best check-in service worldwide.


It was also runner-up in an unprecedented further six categories including best airline worldwide, best airline Europe, best airline Middle East, best airline Africa, best in-flight service worldwide and best frequent flyer programme.

Announcing the results, Steve Pinches, General Manager IAPA, said: ” These awards clearly illustrate how British Airways has successfully delivered the products and services demanded by the frequent business traveller, and as a result, has featured in more categories than any other travel supplier.”

IAPA was set up in 1960 to represent airline passengers around the globe and now has more than 400,000 members worldwide who collectively make 6.4 million flight a year.



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