AIR FRANCE KLM WINS BUSINESS AIRLINE OF THE YEAR 2012 AT THE BUSINESS TRAVEL AWARDS
The AIR FRANCE KLM Group has won the accolade of Business Airline of the Year at the 2012 Business Travel Awards. The Group beat off stiff competition from British Airways, Flybe, Lufthansa and Qatar, to win the category.
AIR FRANCE KLM was awarded the title of Business Airline of the Year at a gala dinner held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 23 January 2012. The award was won based on a number of key criteria which clearly demonstrated the Group’s commitment to the business community and the support it offers corporate travel buyers. The award looked at corporate client retention, product innovation, CSR policies, specific corporate products, training, route network and more.
The Judges felt that AIR FRANCE KLM, the winner of this important category, had been listening to what customers want, and was delivering. The Judges were impressed with AIR FRANCE KLM’s excellent feeder network, including a number of new links, and with its truly worldwide coverage.
Says Henri Hourcade, General Manager, AIR FRANCE KLM UK & Ireland, 'This is a real feather in our cap, particularly for our sales and commercial teams who have worked tirelessly over the last 12 months to ensure that we’ve offered the best possible pricing structures, bespoke contracts, innovative products and customer support to our key corporate and business customers. We’re thrilled to have won this award which has set a high benchmark for us to work towards for the coming year and which I know will encourage us to strive for more BTA accolades next year.’
The AIR FRANCE KLM Group was also shortlisted for Best Long-Haul Airline and Best Short-Haul Airline in the 2012 Awards line up.