Indonesia’s national airline, Garuda Indonesia, has won the ‘2012 Long-Haul Asia Pacific Airline Food Award’ by leading global travel search site, Skyscanner.
A panel of over 200 international travellers and bloggers from Asia Pacific rated the quality of onboard meals of 23 airlines across the region. The survey compared taste, presentation and choice of in-flight meals in which Garuda Indonesia scored ahead in the long haul and second in the short-haul airline food categories. Garuda Indonesia piped Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, AirAsiaX and Air China who completed the top five for the long haul category.
“This award reaffirms our efforts to transform Garuda Indonesia into one of the region’s top airlines and deliver the highest standards of service to our passengers. We want to ensure passengers fully immerse themselves in the ‘Garuda Indonesia Experience’ which combines warm Indonesian hospitality with quality service and showcases the best of Indonesia which of course food is a big part of,” said Nicodemus Lampe, Vice President, Area Asia, Garuda Indonesia.
The award follows a number of recent accolades and recognises the airline’s remarkable transformation towards becoming one of Asia’s most successful carriers. Garuda Indonesia was named ‘The World’s Best Regional Airline’ by Skytrax, a London-based global airline review and ranking consultancy. The award was given to Garuda based on a global customer satisfaction survey conducted by Skytrax of 18 million passengers from 100 different countries between July 2011 and June 2012.
In 2010, the airline was also named as the ‘World’s Most Improved Airline’ at Skytrax’s World Airlines Awards in Hamburg, Germany and achieved a landmark four-star rating by Skytrax in 2009.