SkyTrax has recognised Hainan Airlines as the ‘Best Airline in China’ for the fifth consecutive year.
Revealing the annual winners of its covered awards, SkyTrax also presented the airline with the title of ‘Best Staff Service in China’.
Hainan was also granted ‘Five Star’ status, placing it in a select international group alongside Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, and All Nippon Airways.
This is the fourth year in a row the prestigious honour has been bestowed upon the carrier.
SkyTrax president Edward Plaisted presented the trophy and medal to Hainan Airlines president Xie Haoming at the 49th Farnborough International Airshow.
Plaisted pointed out that the airlines were selected based on a rigorous review of their respective services and products.
Hainan Airlines incorporated the unique features of Eastern hospitality into its services, providing travellers with an unparalleled experience.
Xie said that Hainan Airlines had recently launched its Beijing-Boston non-stop service, accelerating its international development.
The market expansion is a demonstration of the airline’s efforts to further improve on its already high-value array of services.
The airline remains committed to the “oriental hospitality” service concept, offering travellers convenience with a warm and personal touch, while continually pursuing service innovations through the development of premium services that fully meet international standards while integrating the hospitality that is part and parcel of Eastern cultures.
Xie said: “Hainan Airlines looks forward to bringing the experience of Oriental beauty that the carrier promotes to all travellers.”
As a professional research and certification organisation for the air transport industry, SkyTrax monitors airlines and airports worldwide in terms of their service quality, evaluating more than 450 airlines around the world each year and comprehensively reviewing nearly 600 suites of products and services.
The bi-annual Farnborough International Airshow is the world’s second largest air show in terms of scale and popularity, following the Paris Air Show.
Since 1920, the United Kingdom has successfully hosted the air show for 94 years.
This year’s week-long FIA, with about 1,500 companies from around the world exhibiting, is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors and members of the media from 53 countries and regions.