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Air Canada Tops North American Carriers for Food Service and Business Class Amenity Kits in PAX International Awards

MONTREAL, April 4, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada's industry-leading position among North American carriers has been reaffirmed at the PAX International Readership Awards, where the airline won for Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier in North America and Best Business Class Amenity Kit in the Americas.

Air Canada Tops North American Carriers for Food Service and Business Class Amenity Kits in PAX International Awards (CNW Group/Air Canada)

"We are honoured to have been awarded both the Outstanding Food Service in North America and Best Business Class Amenity Kit in the Americas awards at the PAX International Readership Awards. On behalf of Air Canada, I would like to thank PAX International as well as its readers for these recognitions and awards. These accolades speak to our commitment to customer service excellence, delivered by our dedicated onboard team. Our continuous investment in products and services includes our partnerships with Canadian celebrity chef David Hawksworth, route-specific meals, healthy choices, as well as amenity kits by Montreal-based WANT Les Essentiels with care products by Vancouver-based vitruvi," said Andrew Yiu, Vice President Product, at Air Canada.  

"We were pleased that our readers voted the carrier of our home country the best in two categories this year: Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier - North America, and Best Business Class Amenity Kit - Americas for its work with the supplier, Buzz. Congrats to Air Canada on this prestigious recognition from the inflight industry," said Aijaz Khan, publisher of PAX International.

The 2019 PAX International Readership Awards were announced at the Aircraft Interiors and World Travel Catering Expo in Hamburg on April 3, 2019. They are based on submissions by airlines and industry suppliers. PAX International is a globally respected publication covering news and developments in the passenger services, interiors, IFE, connectivity and MRO industries.

The PAX International Readership Awards are the latest awards to be won by Air Canada, which was rated the Best Airline in North America at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards and remains the only Skytrax Four Star international network carrier in North America. Other recent awards include:

  • Skytrax – Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness in North America 2018
  • TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Awards – Best Business Class in North America
  • Business Traveler USA - Best North American Airline for International Travel and Best North American Airline for Inflight Experience
  • Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards - Best Airline in the Americas and Best Business Class Airport Lounge (both awards shared with Star Alliance partner United Airlines)

About Air Canada 

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving nearly 220 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2018 served nearly 51 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 56 in the United States and 100 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2018 Best Airline in North America. For more information, please visit: aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter  and join Air Canada on Facebook


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For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), Isabelle.arthur@aircanada.ca, 514 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), peter.fitzpatrick@aircanada.ca, 416 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), angela.mah@aircanada.ca, 604 270-5741; Internet: aircanada.com