VIETNAM AIRLINES RECOGNISED IN THE 2018 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER’S CHOICE AWARD FOR AIRLINES
Hanoi, April 12th, 2018 – Vietnam Airlines has been recognised as one of the winners of the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Airlines for Asia.
Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings submitted by travellers worldwide, over a 12-month period on TripAdvisor Flights. The Asia list of winners this year also includes airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, Eva Air, Korean Air and Cathay Pacific, amongst others.
Launched in 2016, the Airline Reviews category for TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards has generated great interest among the travel community. Currently, TripAdvisor has more than 900,000 reviews for more than 550 airlines around the world. In particular, Vietnam Airlines received nearly 4,000 reviews in 26 different languages.
Mr. Bryan Saltzburg, senior vice president and general manager for TripAdvisor Flights, said: “We’re thrilled to recognize the global TripAdvisor community’s favorite airlines and shine a spotlight on the carriers around the world that provide the very best flying experiences. As the airline industry introduces new fare products and a widening array of in-flight offerings, consumers continue to seek out the carriers that deliver value and a quality experience. The Travelers’ Choice awards for airlines recognize the carriers that exceed passenger expectations and receive top marks from travelers.”
According to TripAdvisor reviews, many customers complimented Vietnam Airlines on its “great service”, “good food”, outstanding service in terms of staff quality, onboard meals, priority boarding and luggage collection. Moreover, the airline’s fleet of new-generation aircraft have given more leg room and wider seats, offering superlatively comfortable journeys.
With a widespread flight network featuring more than 90 routes to destinations in Vietnam and around the world, Vietnam Airlines is one of the most significant airlines in Vietnam and the region. Vietnam Airlines now owns a fleet of nearly 100 aircraft, many of them are the latest wide-body aircraft including the Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350, bringing exceptional comfort to customers. Vietnam Airlines’ service quality has been 4-star rated by SkyTrax – a prestigious airline rating organization – for two consecutive years. The airline is also highly regarded by international passengers for its commitment to its cultural identity shown in each flight. It was named the World’s Leading Cultural Airline by the World Travel Awards in 2017.
Notes to editors
Vietnam Airlines is the flag carrier of Vietnam and the major carrier in the Mekong sub-region, operating 90 routes to 20 domestic and 29 international destinations with an average of 400 flights per day. Vietnam Airlines has been certified as a 4-Star Airline for 2 consecutive years by the prestigious Skytrax, the world’s leading airline and airport rating organization. During 22 years of development at a 2-digit annual growth rate, Vietnam Airlines has achieved a remarkable advancement to become a major airline in Asia’s aviation market. In June 2010, Vietnam Airlines joined SkyTeam Alliance, affirming the carrier’s new position on the global aviation map as a strategic partner of the alliance in Southeast Asia region. In 2015, Vietnam Airlines became the first airline in the world to operate both next-generation aircraft- Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner & Airbus A350-9XWB- at the same time. Positioning itself as a modern carrier whose brand is characterized by Vietnam’s rich culture and national identity, Vietnam Airlines is striving to become one of the most favorable carriers in the Asia-Pacific region.
TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for Airlines
Winners were based on airline reviews submitted on TripAdvisor Flights or via one of TripAdvisor’s review collection partners from February 2017 to February 2018.
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