SWISS again named “best short- and medium-haul airline”


SWISS has again picked up the top honours as Best Network Airline (Short & Medium Haul) in the annual Travel Star Awards, retaining the title it earned last year. Once again, SWISS also scored the maximum 300 points available in the category. Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines occupied the further podium places. SWISS also earned the Bronze Travel Star in the Best Non-Stop Long-Haul Airline section, the first time it has featured among the top three in this category.

The Travel Star Awards are bestowed annually by Travel Inside, the trade magazine of the Swiss tourist travel sector. The awards are based on a telephone poll of travel agencies all over Switzerland which is conducted by the Publitest market research institute. This year’s poll extended to more than 700 travel agencies. As well as the number of nominations received, the results in the airline categories are also based on the quality of the product offered to travellers and the service provided by the airlines to the travel agencies concerned.

Maximum points for Edelweiss Air, too

Edelweiss Air also earned a Gold Travel Star in this year’s awards in the coveted Best Regional & Leisure Airline (Short & Medium Haul) category, also with a maximum 300 points. So with Lufthansa being named Best Gateway Long-Haul Airline, SWISS’s sister and parent companies both confirmed last year’s favourable standings in the latest Travel Star Awards.