SEATTLE, December 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Hainan Airlines, for the second time, was named as the Best Airline in China in the 8th Annual GT Tested Reader Survey Awards conducted by Global Traveler Magazine. The airline won the award in 2008 as well. The award was bestowed on the airline at ceremonies held in Beverly Hills, California last evening and accepted by the airline's North American managing director, Joel Chusid.
Global Traveler is a well-known and respected magazine in the United States which is read by thousands of upscale travelers. The publication follows news globally about airlines and hotels and travel in general and is popular with people who travel frequently.
The GT Tested Reader Survey Awards are based on an annual poll of readers and select winners in several categories. The awards have become well known in the eight years they have been conducted. Average income of readers exceeds $340,000, and GT readers average 32 round trips per year. Ninety-five percent of the readers have taken a foreign trip in the past three years, averaging a total of 16 trips. Nearly all readers travel premium class internationally.
Francis Gallagher, the publisher of Global Traveler, remarked, "Hainan Airlines is devoted to the premium class passenger. Their service has surpassed many competitors and I am pleased that the readers of Global Traveler have voted Hainan Airlines Best in China."
"Hainan Airlines is pleased to be honored by the readers of Global Traveler magazine again. Since we began service to North America, our name has gradually become associated with high quality service," according to Mr. Chusid. "We were awarded Skytrax's five-star certification last year, only one of seven in the world and the only Mainland Chinese airline in that exclusive club. Safety is always our primary concern, but ultimately, it's our great service that breaks the ranking. Our people have worked hard to deliver the finest product in the marketplace, and it is encouraging to see that people have noticed."
Hainan Airlines offers nonstop service from Seattle to Beijing four times a week, with a convenient 1:20pm departure time, arriving in Beijing in time for dinner, allowing for the date change. Return flights leave Beijing in the late afternoon and arrive in Seattle before noon the same day. The airline's website is http://global.hnair.com/ and toll-free reservations can be reached at 1-888-688-8876.
SOURCE Hainan Airlines