Air Transport World acclaims “successful networking of European regions”
Yet again, a company in the Lufthansa Group has earned a notable accolade. The international Air Transport World (ATW) Magazine has today voted Lufthansa CityLine “Regional Airline of the Year 2001”.
In their yearly airline analysis, the prestigious magazine`s editors singled out the Lufthansa regional carrier`s successful networking of the European regions. “CityLine has brought the power of Lufthansa`s global network to cities across Europe while offering superior customer service and operational excellence,” said ATW editor-in-chief J.A. Donoghue in Washington D.C.
Last year, Lufthansa was presented in Singapore with the prized award in the “Airline of the Year” category for the third time after 1982 and 1994. Air Transport World will present Lufthansa CityLine, which took part in the magazine poll for the first time, with the “Regional Airline of the Year 2001” in Washington D.C. on February 5.
“This award commendably recognises the personal commitment and exceptional performance of all our staff,” commented Dr. Thomas Draeger, Managing Director of Lufthansa CityLine GmbH, on the announcement of the accolade.
As Europe`s leading regional airline, Lufthansa CityLine carried more than 5.7 million passengers last year, an all-time high. It operates with a modern fleet of 60 aircraft, including 42 Canadair Jet CRJ 100/200s (50-seater) and 18 Avro RJ85s (80-seater). Both aircraft types rank among the quietest and most environment-friendly jets in the world.