2015 Travel Industry Awards Name Thai Airways ‘Best South-East Asian Airline’
Thailand’s national flag carrier Thai Airways International was named ‘Best South-East Asian Airline’ at the 2015 TTG Travel Awards held in Bangkok on 1 October 2015.
The annual awards honour organizations and individuals in the Asia-Pacific travel industry for their achievements and contributions across four categories – Travel Supplier, Travel Agency, Outstanding Achievement and Travel Hall of Fame.
The Best South-East Asian Airline award comes under the Travel Supplier category which along with the Travel Agency category are the only two categories open for voting by readers of TTG Travel Trade Publishing’s print and online titles.
It was the latest in a series of international accolades the Thai airline has been awarded this year.
Smart Travel Asia magazine recently recognized Thai Airways International in its Best in Travel Poll awards with Third Best Cabin Service, Fifth Best Business Class and Sixth Best Airline Overall Worldwide. The awards’ voting was based on travel experiences, word-of-mouth and brand conceptualization determined from advertisements and public relations.
Thai Airways International also received the ‘Best International Airline of the Year 2015’ Award at the Today’s Traveller 9th Annual Awards ceremony at the Taj Palace in New Delhi, India. The awards were granted based on excellence in the categories of Best Luxury Hotel, Best Travel Agency, Best Inflight Service and Best International Airline of the Year.
Earlier in 2015 the Thai airline was given an impressive 9.5 out of 10 score for its Economy class on the 787 Dreamliner by Airlineratings.com site and editorial manager Sharon Petersen who flew a six-and-a-half hour overnight trip from Bangkok to Perth.
Another international accolade for Thai Airways International’s service came in the form of second best ranking for ‘Best Airline Asia’ from leading Asia travel marketing organization Go Asia. The award was earned for efforts and positive impact in travel and tourism growth in Asia.
The Skytrax World Airline Awards 2015 recognized the excellence of Thai Airways International’s Royal Orchid Spa at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the airline’s global hub, in placing the spa first in the ‘World’s Best Airline Lounges Spa Facility’.
Recognized as a global benchmark of airline excellence, the Skytrax World Airline Awards is based on the results of a passenger satisfaction survey conducted among 245 airlines and more than 18.89 million people around the world.
Open to THAI Royal First Class and Royal Silk Class passengers, the Royal Orchid Spa’s facilities include a 32-seat Lounge Area and the serving of snacks and drinks, while the First Class Zone has three Touch of Silk Suites, six Neck & Shoulder or Relaxing Foot Massage Corners, two Steam Rooms, two Sauna Rooms and four Shower Rooms. The Silk Class Zone has eight Neck & Shoulder or Relaxing Foot Massage Corners. On the treatment menu are the Touch of Silk Full Body Oil Massage, Royal Thai Body Massage, Neck & Shoulder Massage and Foot Massage.
Passengers can enjoy a range of spa services and treatments, just the thing ahead of a longhaul Thai Airways flight from Copenhagen to Bangkok, for example, or a flight from Bangkok to London or to any other destination on the carrier’s global network.
A founding member of the Star Alliance network, Thai Airways International flies to more than 60 destinations around the world from its headquarters in Bangkok. Together with subsidiary THAI Smile, THAI operates to 10 domestic points around Thailand.