Air Transport World names 2018 Airline of the Year

Air Transport World (ATW), the media brand serving the information needs of the global airline and commercial air transport communities, has announced that All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan´s largest and only 5-Star airline, was named “Airline of the Year,” the company said.

This is the second time in five years that the airline has received this award.

The ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards recognize excellence across a broad range of airline operations and are widely considered as the most coveted in the air transport industry. To win ATW´s Airline of the Year award, an airline must demonstrate exceptional achievements and capabilities across operations, financial performance, customer service, safety and labor relations. Its executive leadership must also clearly show innovation and strategic thinking that sets the company apart.

ANA, in its submission to ATW, cited several top accomplishments, built on a record of outstanding safety, performance, innovation and service. That has included new advances in customizing passengers´ needs at all stages of the airport experience, including the check-in counter, lounges and at the boarding gate.

ANA also has expanded in North America, adding Mexico City and Tokyo routes, and a new daily flight between Los Angeles (LAX) and Narita (NRT). And it became the first airline to support the XPRIZE foundation and to contribute in making the world a better place for mankind; launched ANA Global and enhanced benefits to ANA Mileage Club members; and began inaugural flights of its latest Star Warsâ„¢ themed aircraft, C-3POâ„¢ ANA JET, a continuing project that now has four Star Wars livery planes.

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