THE Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group has won two accolades at Air Transport World (ATW) magazine’s prestigious annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards.

According to Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer of SIA, said Scoot, SIA’s low-cost subsidiary, has been named Value Airline of the Year. This year’s two accolades come after ATW named Singapore Airlines Airline of the Year in 2023.

“The ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards are among the most coveted in the air transport industry, with the recipients selected by a panel of editors and analysts from Aviation Week Network’s ATW, CAPA, and Routes,” he said.

Meanwhile Ms Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, Air Transport World, said Singapore Airlines and its low-cost carrier, Scoot, are highly regarded airlines that set global standards for customer service, innovation, operational performance, and taking care of their employees. That takes visionary leadership, so I am delighted we are recognizing Goh Choon Phong as the 2024 ATW Excellence in Leadership recipient and Scoot as the 2024 ATW Value Airline of the Year. Both are very well deserved.

“The Excellence in Leadership Award not only recognises Goh’s contributions to the SIA Group, but also acknowledges the strong recovery of Singapore Airlines and Scoot from the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under his leadership, both carriers were first off, the blocks as borders reopened, and successfully retained their leadership positions in the airline industry,” Karen remarked.

Scoot’s recognition as Value Airline of The Year exemplifies its commitment to ensure a seamless and unique travel experience for its customers. The airline continues to take delivery of new aircraft, expand its network, maintain a trained workforce, and invest in technology to strengthen its infrastructure, drive productivity, and improve the customer experience. This has resulted in record passenger revenue, load factors, and profits for Scoot.

Likewise, Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer, Scoot, said we are honoured to be recognised by ATW as the 2024 Value Airline of the Year. This is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the Scoot family, especially after several challenging years due to the pandemic.

“We continue to seek opportunities and push boundaries as we embark on our next phase of growth. We will also remain agile and innovative as we leverage synergies with Singapore Airlines to maintain our position as the leading low-cost carrier in the region,” he concluded. [sources/photo special]