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TAP in the running for ‘Best Airline’ title

5th January 2011 Print

In 2010 TAP was voted “Best Airline in the World” by Condé Nast Traveller and may retain its title in 2011 thanks to its inclusion once again on the “Gold List” from which a winner will be selected, as announced in the December issue of the prestigious international magazine.

The Condé Nast awards, which cover the 350 “best in the world” in all the tourism related sectors are awarded annually in the following categories:  Hotels, Resorts, Spas, Countries, Cities, Islands, Car Rental Agencies, Airlines, Cruise Lines, Trains, Technology, Fashion and Beauty.

In the “Airlines” category, Condé Nast Traveller considers criteria such as punctuality, comfort, number of flights, route network, cabin service and safety.

In order to win this prestigious award TAP must have more votes than any other nominee on Condé Nast's "Gold List" which includes the following companies: Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Iberia, Lan Chile, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SAS, Singapore, TAM, Thai, Turkish Airlines and Vueling.

Voting takes place online until the end of February 2011 here and is open to all interested parties. As well as voting for their favourites in each category, voters get the chance to win a trip for two on the historic Transcantabrian train.

The fact that TAP holds this award and has been nominated once again, giving it the opportunity to retain the title, is a clear acknowledgement of the company’s focus on quality and its irreplaceable role in the tourism sector.