OCT 21,2003 10:00 PACIFIC 13:00 EASTERN
( BW)(CA-AIR-TAHITI-NUI) Air Tahiti Nui Showered with Honors in SkyTrax 2003 Surveys
Business Editors/Travel Writers
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 2003--Air Tahiti Nui has been recognized by the flying public for its outstanding service in SkyTrax' 2003 rating of airlines around the world.
Among its accomplishments, Air Tahiti Nui was named the airline with the "Best Cabin Crew Pacific/Australia", outpolling several larger carriers which have excellent reputations for quality in-flight service and friendly personnel. The international flag carrier of Tahiti and her Islands, Air Tahiti Nui was also cited as the "Best Long-Haul Newcomer", a tribute to the tremendous progress Air Tahiti Nui has made in only five years of service.
Wally Sumner, Vice President of Air Tahiti Nui-North America, noted that his carrier was named "Best Pacific Airline", and the Airbus A340-300, the aircraft used by Air Tahiti Nui, was chosen as being the "Most Comfortable Long-Haul Aircraft". All results are available on the website: http://www.airlinequality.com/
"These accolades could not come without strategic planning and careful execution, thus we are grateful that Air Tahiti Nui has been honored in so many categories," Sumner said. "It is particularly pleasing to receive such overwhelming approval from the traveling public, those who vote with their trust and wallets," he added.
Over 4.4 million passengers participated in the SkyTrax surveys from 80 countries and ranking 140 airlines, making it the only truly global survey of its kind. Air Tahiti Nui was given a four-star rating, having been topped by only two airlines, Singapore and Cathay Pacific, which received the coveted five-star recognition.
For more information about Air Tahiti Nui, please call the Reservations Center at 877/824-4846 or visit the airline's web site at http://www.flyatn.com.