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Pegasus, SAS and KLM Win Skyscanner European Airline Food Awards

  Pegasus, SAS and KLM Win Skyscanner European Airline Food Awards

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

Business Wire

EDINBURGH, Scotland -- January 16, 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.

Skyscanner European Airline Food Awards (Photo: Business Wire)

Skyscanner European Airline Food Awards (Photo: Business Wire)

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  Top 5 Short-haul Airline     Top 5 Long-haul Airline
Food                     Food                          Food
1. Pegasus               1. SAS                        1. KLM
2. Flybe                 2. Lufthansa                  2. Aeroflot
3. Monarch               3. Turkish Airlines           3. SAS
4. easyJet               4. British Airways            4. Air France
5. Vueling               5. Aeroflot                   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.”

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Contact:

Skyscanner
Jamie Wortley
jamie@jpwcommunications.com
07877 589 910
or
Victoria Bailie
victoria@skyscanner.net
0131 252 5353