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Award Ceremony Report

On June 18, 2019, the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards ceremony was held at the same location as the International Paris Air Show, against the backdrop of a clear blue sky.

SKYTRAX Award Ceremony Held at 53rd International Paris Air Show

The 53rd International Paris Air Show, which is the largest event of its kind worldwide, was held at Paris–Le Bourget Airport (located in France's Parisian suburbs) from June 17 to 23, 2019.  The show was blessed with good weather and a strong turnout again this year, and had an incredible air of excitement. During this period, the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards were also held on a grand scale at the airport and attracted airlines from all over the globe. The winners of the World Airline Awards are determined based on the results from an online survey completed by passengers all around the world and other factors.

SKYTRAX Award Ceremony Held at 53rd International Paris Air Show

The 53rd International Paris Air Show, which is the largest event of its kind worldwide, was held at Paris–Le Bourget Airport (located in France's Parisian suburbs) from June 17 to 23, 2019.  The show was blessed with good weather and a strong turnout again this year, and had an incredible air of excitement. During this period, the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards were also held on a grand scale at the airport and attracted airlines from all over the globe. The winners of the World Airline Awards are determined based on the results from an online survey completed by passengers all around the world and other factors.

Airline and media representatives began arriving in large numbers at the ceremony's venue from around 10:00, and were treated to croissants and beverages while waiting for the ceremony to start. Also in attendance were cabin attendants representing their respective airlines. They donned their airline uniforms, adding bursts of brilliant color to the venue.

The award ceremony kicked off at 11:00 with the president of SKYTRAX taking to the stage! For each category, the names of the nominated airlines were read out and then the winning airline was announced. ANA waited to see if we would receive an award while the winning airlines reacted with joy upon hearing of their awards. ANA was then finally announced as an award winner! Our representatives headed for the stage looking slightly nervous as the audience applauded.

This time, we were announced as the winner in 2 categories.

The first was the World's Best Airport Services category, and this award is presented to the airline whose airport services receive the most praise. This was our 7th time to win this award, and we believe that this reflects the efforts ANA staff have made toward providing a meticulous service and meeting passengers' needs at airports in Japan and the rest of the world.

The second was the Best Business Class Onboard Catering category, and this award is presented to the airline whose Business Class in-flight meal on international flights receives the most praise. This was our very first time to receive this award, and we believe that this reflects the various endeavors we have undertaken with Business Class dining, including popular options created by THE CONNOISSEURS (renowned chefs, restaurateurs, and ANA chefs, all of whom work in collaboration), and the provision of greater variety in meals to accommodate passengers' needs.

ANA felt the weight of its customers' praise upon holding the gold SKYTRAX plaque, and returned from the ceremony with a renewed and stronger commitment to delivering luxury air travel and delighting our customers. As the only Japanese airline to be awarded SKYTRAX's maximum 5-Star rating for 7 consecutive years, We, ANA Group, will continue to provide high-quality air travel while keeping safety as our first priority.

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