Asiana Airlines (OZ) has been selected as the "Best Airline in Asia" at the 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards held recently in Farnborough, England. Asiana placed second in the overall ranking for the Airline of the Year award, but was also awarded Best Economy Airline Seat.
Asiana was recognized for high quality services such as onboard crew chef and sommelier service, inflight magic show and makeup event, as well as cutting-edge cabin facilities exemplified by its next-generation business class 'OZ Quadra Smartium'. The spacious seating facility allows the business class passenger to lie fully flat, and provides direct access to the aisle.
Meantime, economy class passengers also enjoy spacious comfort and amenities like the AVOD (audio-video on demand) system, a personal monitor with a wide range of entertainment choices. Also available for economy class are in-seat power, satellite phone and SMS and email services, infant care facilities and facilities for differently abled passengers.
Skytrax, the globally recognized airline and airport service quality research firm, has been awarding the top performing airlines in a number of categories since its establishment in 1989. The London-based company conducts audit and research into airline and airport service quality worldwide. The Skytrax World Airline Awards is a much anticipated industry event being based on airline passenger surveys Skytrax conducts around the globe.
Asiana Airlines has been a consistent top ranker over the years. Since its first '5-star' rating from Skytrax in April 2007, Asiana has continued to maintain this rating for 6 consecutive years.
Currently, Skytrax has awarded 5-stars to only Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Hainan Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Singapore Airlines.
Asiana Airlines flies out of Manila, Clark and Cebu in the Philippines. From its multi-awarded hub in Incheon International Airport, Asiana flies to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Seattle and Hawaii in the States, and other destinations across Europe and Asia.