Having received the title of "The World's Best Regional Airline" in 2012 and "The World's Best Economy Class" in 2013, Indonesia’s flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia was again awarded "The World's Best Cabin Staff" by renowned flights reviewer, Skytrax, on Tuesday, 15th July 2014.
The award is based on a global customer satisfaction survey conducted by Skytrax of more than 18 million passengers during the period between August 2013 and May 2014. In this survey, Garuda Indonesia managed to outrank Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines, in terms of cabin staff performance.
In addition to the award for World's Best Cabin Staff , Garuda Indonesia was also nominated in several other categories for the World Airline Awards, including: Best Business Class Comfort Amenities, Best First Class Comfort Amenities, Best Airline Staff Service in Asia, World's Best Economy Class, and The World's Best Airline.
The award was handed to Garuda Indonesia CEO, Emirsyah Satar, by CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted, at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014, - the biggest air show in the world - in London, England.
"Being awarded The World's Best Cabin Staff 2014 is certainly an honor for all of Garuda's dedicated employees - and in particular our cabin crew, who are wholeheartedly committed to the advancement of Garuda Indonesia and have embraced the challenge together to achieve the level of Service of Excellence" stated Emirsyah Satar as reported by antaranews.com.
“I believe that this award will serve as further inspiration for Garuda and her employees to remain committed and further improve themselves, just as it will also, as a firm, mark another milestone in recognition of the sustained development which we have continued to make over recent years, not only in terms of services, but also throughout all aspects of our company", added Emirsyah.
In 2009 Garuda Indonesia introduced its distinctive service, the "Garuda Indonesia Experience", which is a service concept based on Indonesia's rich cultural heritage. This unique service blends the country's warm and gracious hospitality as well as its unique atmosphere with the airline's professional service, which places priority in safety and comfort. By offering products and services based on Indonesian culture and hospitality, the Indonesian passengers travelling abroad can feel themselves at home during their flight on Garuda Indonesia, while foreign visitors can feel the hospitality and nuances that are uniquely Indonesia, even before they arrive in the country.
Sources: antaranews, detik.com