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					Pegasus, SAS and KLM Win Skyscanner European Airline Food Awards

British Airways, easyJet, Monarch and Flybe all reach the top five

London, UK, January 18, 2013 -- Pegasus Airlines, SAS and KLM have been
rated as the best airlines in Europe for on-board food in Skyscanner’s
annual European Airline Food Awards.

Over 550 European travellers and bloggers took part as food critics in
cheap flight specialist Skyscanner’s second annual study of the quality
of on-board culinary offerings.

In the low-cost airline category, Turkish airline Pegasus, which operates
flights from London to many destinations in Turkey, took the number one
position. British airlines dominated the leader board, with Flybe in
second place, Monarch in third, and easyJet in fourth place. Spanish
airline Vueling also scored highly, taking the number five spot.

In the short-haul category it was Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) that
triumphed. Germany’s Lufthansa came in second place and last year’s
winner Turkish Airlines took third place ahead of British Airways, whilst
Russia’s Aeroflot also ranked well, coming in fifth place.

In the long-haul dining category, Dutch airline KLM claimed the number
one position, followed by Aeroflot, SAS, Air France and BA. Overall, SAS,
Aeroflot and British Airways performed well, each appearing in the top
five for both their long and short haul meals.

A Skyscanner survey of more than 1,500 international travellers also
revealed that 54% of air travellers believe the overall quality of
airline food is currently good, while three-quarters think that it is
improving compared with previous years.

In fact, airline food now appears to be so good that 43% admitted to
being envious of their neighbour’s choice of meal.

Skyscanner European Airline Food Awards

Top 5 Low-cost Airline Food
1.Pegasus
2.Flyb
3.Monarch
4.easyJet
5.Vueling

Top 5 Short-haul Airline Food
1.SAS
2.Lufthansa
3.Turkish Airlines
4.British Airways
5.Aeroflot

Top 5 Long-haul Airline Food
1.KLM
2.Aeroflot
3.SAS
4.Air France
5.British Airways

Skyscanner’s Victoria Bailie commented:

“Airline food used to have a reputation for being bland, but the quality
of in-flight meals has improved massively as airlines place greater
importance on serving good food at altitude. The majority of airlines
have now realised that the quality of the meals does play an important
part in airline choice and can sway regular flyers to travel with them.”

PR Contacts
Jamie Wortley/Victoria Bailie
jamie@jpwcommunications.com/victoria@skyscanner.net
07877 589 910/0131 252 5353

Notes to editor:
For the European Airline Food Awards, over 550 European participants were
recruited.
Each meal was marked out of 10 by the participant, who had flown with the
chosen airline within the last three months
19 airlines across Europe were judged in the survey
Low cost airlines were deemed to be ‘budget,’ airlines with food
available on-board to purchase. Short-haul airlines were classed as
leading national airlines serving on flights less than 6 hours with free
or paid-for food available in economy. Long-haul flights were classed for
the purpose of the survey as being those lasting six hours or more
Survey was conducted by OnePoll in the UK and Skyscanner in the UK and
internationally and results complied by Skyscanner
For the second survey, Skyscanner polled over 1,500 travellers from 53
countries about airline food.

About Skyscanner
Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site providing instant
online comparisons for millions of cheap flights plus hotels and car
hire.
Founded in 2003 by three IT professionals, Gareth Williams, Barry Smith
and Bonamy Grimes, Skyscanner is the no.1 travel search website in Europe
and no.3 worldwide, receiving 30 million visits per month.
The site is available in 30 languages and its suite of free mobile apps
for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry have been
downloaded over 12 million times.
The company employs 180 staff and has its global headquarters in
Edinburgh, UK with Asia Pacific hub offices in Singapore and Beijing and
future expansion planned to capatalise on huge global growth.

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Contact :
Jamie Wortley
Skyscanner
London, UK
07877 589 910
jamie@jpwcommunications.com
http://www.skyscanner.net

				
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