SWISS earns Gold Travel Star as Best Short- and Medium-Haul Airline

3 November 2010

Swiss International Air Lines has won the Gold Travel Star from TRAVEL INSIDE magazine as the Best Network Airline for Short- and Medium-Haul Services. Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines took the further podium places.

The latest annual Travel Star Awards were based on a survey of 713 travel agencies throughout Switzerland conducted by the Publitest market research institute. In addition to overall nominations, the travel-sector specialists polled were asked to voice their views on the various airlines’ product and service quality.

“The fact that we have been named number one for the first time by Switzerland’s travel agencies, our most important distribution partners, is a tremendous achievement, especially in such a fiercely competitive market as Europe,” says SWISS Chief Commercial Officer Holger Hätty. “This award is a clear confirmation that our efforts and investments on the product and service front are the right way to go, and are acknowledged and appreciated by our customers.”

Edelweiss Air named Best Niche/Regional Airline SWISS sister carrier Edelweiss Air also earned a Gold Travel Star in this year’s awards, as Best Niche/Regional Airline for Short- and Medium-Haul Services. Edelweiss Air picked up a further Bronze Travel Star in the non-stop long-haul category.

SWISS parent company Lufthansa earned the top spot in the gateway long-haul category.