For the fourth time in a row Lufthansa German Airlines has been voted “Europe’s leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards – an award for the best of Europe’s travel industry following a voting process involving 230,000 travel tourism and hospitality professionals worldwide. Lufthansa was selected as winner from a shortlist of eleven top European airline brands in Athens, Greece. For the first time, Lufthansa also won the top spot as “Europe’s Leading Airline Lounge” – receiving medals for its First Class Terminal and Frankfurt Airport lounges.
Graham E. Cooke, President and Founder, World Travel Awards said: “For over 20 years World Travel Awards has been celebrating those brands which push the boundaries of industry excellence. In this period Lufthansa has been leading the prestigious airline category, winning the title of Europe’s Leading Airline seven times overall and now for the fourth year in a row; an impressive accolade which has been recognized by thousands of travel professionals around the globe, especially since Lufthansa prevailed in the category of the best lounges as well”.
Jens Bischof, Chief Commercial Officer at Lufthansa said: “For our crews on board and our teams on the ground this award is an incredible acknowledgement. Our focus is to be a leader in service & hospitality, a key element of our product enhancements this year, which has been confirmed by this impressive award. And we will continue! The integration of our new Premium Economy Class and the accelerated retrofit of our new Business Class on all of our long-haul planes till the summer of 2015 will make us the front-runner in our industry. We won’t rest on our laurels, but gather even more fans for our Lufthansa brand.”
The World Travel Awards as “Europe’s Leading Airline” comes hot on the heels of Lufthansa being voted “Best European Airline in the Middle East” during the recent Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2014 in Dubai and being honored “Best Western European Airline” and “Best Transatlantic Airline” at the World Airline Awards in London earlier this summer.