Cathay Pacific Airways has won Best Foreign Airlie title at the annual Wings of Russia airline award ceremony that was held earlier this week at the Renaissance Monarch hotel in Moscow. The award was conferred on the basis of a passenger survey conducted by the organizers of the event partnering with over 30 popular Russian travel websites, airlines, airports and agencies. Over 8 500 passengers participated in the survey.
Cathay Pacific Country Manager, Russia Patrick Garrett, who collected the award on behalf of the airline, said: “Russia is the largest country in the world and we are very excited to have won this award. It means a lot to us! We have been flying to Russia since the summer of 2010 and so to be chosen as the best airline in 2011 – our first full year of operations to Moscow – is a great honour indeed. I hope that even more passengers will choose to try our award winning service this year! On behalf of Cathay Pacific I would like to thank all of the passengers that voted for us.”
Cathay Pacific currently offers scheduled services to Moscow three times a week. The airline also offers seamless connections with its sister airline Dragonair to provide travellers from Mainland China with access to an extensive international network through the Hong Kong hub.
The Wings of Russia Award ceremony has been conducted for 15 years, and has become the most acclaimed national ceremony, acknowledging the achievements of airlines operating on the territory of the Russian Federation. In 2012 the award was presented in 15 nominations, over 500 representatives of the air transport community were present at the event.