During ceremonies which were held on February 6, 2001 at Park Lane Hotel in London, LOT Polish Airlines received the prestigious award “Best Airline Based in Eastern Europe 2001”. Once again, LOT found itself among the world’s best airlines.
This was the 18th ceremony during which OAG handed out prestigious “Airline of the Year” awards, including the categories of best airline, best first class, best business/economic class for long and short haul, best airline in a given part of the world, best frequent flyer programme, best airport and best www page.
Selections are based on votes cast throughout the world by subscribers of all printed and electronic informational services published by OAG. Hence, these awards are even more valuable when considering that they are based on the opinions of frequent travelers, particularly persons flying business class.
Voters turned their attention to the quality of in-flight service, professionalism, promptness, quality of meals etc. Among the competition of many airlines, LOT once again best fulfilled these expectations.
OAG, a firm belonging to the Reed Business Information Group, is a leading independent center offering passengers, corporations, agents and firms from the tourist industry access to information and products related to effective travel planning. OAG’s best known product is its flights schedules which (like other informational services) are distributed through various media including printed guidebooks, internet pages and electronic WAP services. OAG is also a supplier of databases, analyses and information about products offered by airlines and airports. The firm has offices in Great Britain, the USA, Germany, Singapore, Hong-Kong and Japan as well as an extensive network of representatives throughout the entire world.
In 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 the British magazine, Business Travel World, named LOT the “International Business Airline, Eastern Europe”. In 2000 LOT received Business Traveller’s award of “Best Central and Eastern European Airline” for the third time.