Best airlines shortlisted

[4th June 2008]

Airbus A380 superjumbo

Tiny UK airline Palmair which is based at Bournemouth airport has been shortlisted for the prestigious Which? Best Airline Award.

Palmair has just one plane in its fleet but offers a wide choice of holidays from Bournemouth airport. Flights are offered to many of the most popular holiday destinations including the Algarve, Corfu, Costa Blanca, Fuerteventura, Lake Garda, Lanzarote, Madeira, Majorca, Malta, Minorca, Rhodes, Sorrento, Tenerife and Tunisia.

Competition for the Best Airline Award is bound to be stiff, particularly as the other airlines nominated are some of the biggest players in the industry: Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines (the first airline to fly the new Airbus A380 superjumbo), and Jet Airways of India.

“Palmair may be small, but it punches above its weight and proves that short haul airlines really can keep their customers satisfied,” comments Which? Holiday editor, Lorna Cowan.

“We often hear about long delays and lost baggage, but the Which? Best Airline Award is about recognising those airlines that make getting to your destination an enjoyable part of the travel experience – where you can check in with the minimum of fuss, there’s a decent in-flight service and the price is right, too,” Cowan adds.

The nominations for Best Airline are based on new research which will be published in the July issue of Which? Magazine.

The winner of the Best Airline Award will be announced on 17th June at the Which? Awards ceremony hosted by news presenter Dermot Murnaghan. Sir Stirling Moss and celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal will present awards at the ceremony and the keynote speaker is Shadow Chancellor, George Osborne.

Written by: Nick Purdom


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