American Airlines scoops top travel award
American Airlines has beaten four international carriers to be named Best International Airline 2007 by readers of a prestigious travel magazine.
The carrier saw off stiff competition from British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Lufthansa to pick up the travel Weekly award.
Voters in the poll consisted of travellers, as well as industry figures such as travel agents and marketing executives, who make the up the magazine's readership.
Kurt Stache, vice president and general sales manager of American Airlines' US operations, said: "We appreciate the travel agency community and all the other travel Weekly readers who recognised [our] achievements in international flying.
"These travel experts clearly recognise the great experience that American Airlines now offers the international traveller, including our new Business Class Cabins aboard our 767s, our great food and award-winning wine selections, and the expansion of our Flagship Suites in First Class on all our Boeing 777s."
Results of the poll's other winners can be found in the January 21st issue of the magazine.