Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam Airlines has been recognised as the world’s
leading cultural airline and the world’s leading airline-premium economy class
by the World Travel Awards (WTA) at a recent ceremony in Oman.
These two global awards mark an enormous achievement following the recognition
obtained at the Asian competition in October in which Vietnam Airlines was
presented the following three accolades including Asia’s Leading Airline -
Economy Class, Asia’s Leading Airline – Premium Economy Class, and Asia’s Leading
This is the fourth consecutive year that the carrier has received WTA awards at
Asia and global levels.
Currently, Vietnam Airlines provides Premium Economy class on international
routes between Vietnam and Japan, the Republic of Korea, Western Europe, and
Early in 2017, the airline’s Premium Economy class was ranked by Skytrax as one
of the 20 best airlines in the world for this service.
This year marks a new milestone for Vietnam Airlines as it launched its Premium
Economy class on domestic flights between Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City with service
standards nearly equivalent to that of Business Class.
The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward, and
celebrate the best providers in travel, tourism, and hospitality. The WTA is
known as the ‘Oscars of the tourism industry’ and is widely identified as a
prestigious certification that recognises the best tourism and travel brands