S/African Airways wins 14 consecutive Africa best airline award
The South African Airways (SAA) has won the best airline in Africa for 2016.
While the airline also won other awards, the most prominent was the 2016 Skytrax award for Best Airline in Africa, which it has now won for a record 14 times at a ceremony on Wednesday at the Farnborough Airshow in London.
A spokesman of SAA Mohammed Abdullahi said yesterday in a statement that the Skytrax awards, the innovation of an independent aviation research organisation, have become an institution on the annual events calendar and that the awards are based on unsolicited customer feedback which makes them the benchmark of airline excellence.
He quoted the SAA acting CE Musa Zwane as saying: “We are rightfully excited and proud to have won the Skytrax Award as Best Airline in Africa, for the fourteenth consecutive year, which demonstrates that SAA is still one of the foremost airlines in the world, and the leader on the continent. Awards are important as they instil a sense of pride from our employees and customers alike.