Siberia airlines - the winner of the international Aviation Transport World award
An annual award presented by the Aviation Transport World journal (USA), one of the world most reputable aviation-related publications covering air industry developments, was presented yesterday in Singapore during the "Asian Aerospace" - 2004 air salon. Siberia Airlines has become a laureate under "Market Leadership" nomination for successful application of amalgamation, absorption and partnership instruments that enabled the company to become Russia's major carrier on domestic lines and the nation's second largest carrier in overall traffic.
The award presenters have noted the efforts made by Siberia's management in studying and introducing into practice the world's latest and best practices of air business on the post-Soviet territory. They have also emphasized that Siberia Airlines was the first to have managed to attract substantial credit resources for procurement of new-generation aircrafts (Tu-204) and it has been successfully commercializing them.
Within the last few years the company has made major progress in improving its service level and introducing new services. Today it has focused on raising the level of services to International standards. This year Siberia intends to provide its passengers with a number of important ground and on-board service innovations. For example, Siberia will provide for more convenient passengers check-in in airports, put into operation new aircrafts with converted salons and new seats, and will introduce additional on-board services.
Since 1974 Aviation Transport World journal has presented its annual awards to the world best airlines. This year the title "Airlines of the Year" was awarded to the Australian airline "Qantas". Under various other nominations, beside Siberia Airlines, awards went to Delta Airlines (USA), Aer Lingus (Ireland), Singapore Airlines and Chautauqua (USA).
The Aviation Transport World award has become Siberia's second International air award within the last year. In June 2003 Siberia Airlines became the winner of the Flight International Aerospace Awards under "Corporate Strategy" nomination.