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Malaysia Airlines Achieves Double Win at World Travel Awards Ceremony

Subang, 28 September 2011 : Malaysia Airlines today won the ‘Asia’s Leading Airline’ and ‘Asia’s Leading Airline Lounge’ awards at the World Travel Awards (Asia & Australasia) Ceremony.

The awards programme, hailed as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’, is an annual event organized by World Travel Awards since 1993. It serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

Managing Director/CEO, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, received the two awards on behalf of Malaysia’s national carrier at the presentation ceremony held at a leading hotel in the Thai capital.

In acknowledging the recognition, Ahmad Jauhari said, “We thank all who voted for us and are indeed proud of this achievement. Our flagship lounge in KL International Airport is one of the largest in the world and has been an award winner many times. These awards are fine recognitions of the consumers trust in our premium products and consistent high service standards. It is also the result of our employees’ dedication to deliver only the best to our customers.”

“Today’s win is yet another feather in our cap and I am confident it will further spur us in taking our premium product and service standards to greater heights and remain the most preferred airline brand not only in Asia but globally," he added.

The event in Bangkok is the fourth stop for the World Travel Awards Grand Tour this year. On 29 November, finalists who were put forward in the various world categories will gather in Qatar for the Grand Final World Travel Awards ceremony, to find out who will triumph during this most important ceremony.

This is the second consecutive year, Malaysia Airlines has won recognitions from the World Travel Awards (WTO). Last year, Malaysia Airlines was recognized as World's Leading Airline to Asia, Asia's Leading Airline and Asia's Leading Business Class Airline by WTO.

Winning prestigious awards comes naturally to Malaysia Airlines. It is not just confined to products and services but covers a broader spectrum of the aviation business.  In July this year Malaysia Airlines was recognised as one of Asia's 'Best Brand' and 'Best Employer Brand', winning the dual honours at a prestigious international forum held in Singapore with the representation of 37 countries in Asia, extending from the Middle East to Australia. Earlier this year Malaysia Airlines’ engineering subsidiary, Malaysian Aerospace Engineering (MAE), was acknowledged as the top airline affiliated Maintenance and Repair Organisation (MRO) in the world by Aviation Week’s Overhaul & Maintenance magazine.

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Malaysia Airlines’ Managing Director Encik Ahmad Jauhari Yahya


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