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3 October 2011 - Bernama

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) won the World Travel Award for Asia's Leading Airline for the third consecutive year, Wednesday night.

MAS also won the World Travel Award in the Asia's Leading Airline Lounge category for its Golden Lounge at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

MAS managing director Ahmad Jauhari Yahya received both awards from the Founder and President of World Travel Awards Graham Cooke at the World Travel Awards regional ceremony for Asia and Australasia, at a hotel, here.

The Malaysian national carrier had won the Asia's Leading Airline award in 2009 and 2010.

"Malaysia Airlines overcame stiff competition from Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, Thai Airways and Air China to collect "Asia's Leading Airline" award," according to a World Travel Awards statement.

The World Travel Awards nominations are decided by an independent panel of industry experts and judging criteria takes into account every aspect of the business including overall performance, product development, innovation, creativity and customer satisfaction.

The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in all sectors of the travel and tourism industry.

The Wall Street Journal has heralded the World Travel Awards as the "travel industry's equivalent to the Oscars".

Source: Bernama


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