Finnair has been named Best International Airline – Off-Line Carrier in the prestigious AFTA National Travel Industry Awards in 2013.
These annual awards acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of individuals and product within the Australian travel and tourism industry over the past 12 months.
Finnair Country Sales Manager – Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, Geoff Stone, accepted this latest award for the acclaimed airline at a glittering dinner in Sydney on Saturday night (20 July).
“We are delighted with this recognition by our industry partners and thank them greatly for their vote of confidence in Finnair and the wonderful support they have given to us over many years,” Mr Stone said.
“I wish to thank my dedicated team for the great service they provide to the industry and for their passion and commitment in promoting and selling Finnair in our market.”
Mr Stone also acknowledged the ongoing support of Airline Marketing Australia, which represents Finnair in Australia.
“This award is especially exciting for everyone involved with Finnair in this significant year for the airline as we celebrate 90 years of service on 1 November”, Mr Stone said.
Finnair has a longstanding reputation for exceptional service, punctuality and safety and offers excellent connections with oneworld partners to Europe from Australia via its Asian gateways including Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Delhi and Seoul, and recently commenced services to Chongqing, Xian, Hanoi and Tel Aviv.
Check out the awards night video here:
Finnair is specialised in fast connections between Europe and Asia via Helsinki. The airline carries more than eight million passengers annually and connects 13 cities in Asia with more than 60 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, operates a young, modern fleet and was the first airline named to the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past four years running. Finnair is a member of the oneworld alliance.