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Saturday, June 25, 2011

THAI Scores Sky High @ Skytrax World Airline Awards 2011

THAI named Top 5 Airline Worldwide and Wins Skytrax Best Airline Economy Class Onboard Catering and Best Airline Economy Class Seat

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) was honoured at the 2011 Skytrax World Airline Awards in two categories, winning the title of Best Airline Economy Class Onboard Catering and also picking up the title for Best Airline Economy Class seat. THAI also placed 5th worldwide in the 2011 World’s Best Airlines category, moving up from 9th place in last year.

Mr. Piyasvasti Amranand, THAI President, said, “THAI is honored to receive the top awards in these two categories and having moved up to 5th place in the World’s Best Airlines category.” THAI has been implementing ongoing retrofitting projects of a number of aircraft to create higher customer satisfaction and to improve THAI’s overall competitiveness.

"In addition to collecting these category Awards, it was pleasing to see Thai Airways moving up the global rankings, into 5th place worldwide for 2011, improved from 9th place last year. With these awards directly reflecting customer opinions, it is a clear sign that Thai Airways is now delivering a better overall product and service quality to their passengers," said Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax."

Over 18.8 million airline passengers from 100 different nationalities voted in the World Airline Awards. A total of 200 airlines were featured and awards reflected customer satisfaction levels across 38 different items of airline front-line product and service.

In photo: (Left) Mr. Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax, (Right) Mr. Jesada Chandrema, THAI.

About THAI:
THAI celebrates its 51st Anniversary during 2011 and 40 years of flights between Australia and Thailand. THAI currently flies 46 times a week from Australia to Thailand with connections to over 70 destinations in 36 countries across 5 continents. All aircraft operating on the Australian route are equipped with the latest in-seat personal entertainment systems for all passengers - and a generous 32-33 inch seat pitch for extra comfort in Economy class. There's a choice of main meals, french wines and cognac for all travellers. For more information log on to or contact travel agents; to contact THAI in Australia 1300 651 960.

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