kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) lauded at the Business Traveller Africa Awards
kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) are proud to announce that they were successively named Best African Low-Cost Airline (kulula.com) and Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline (British Airways (Operated by Comair)) at the 6th annual Business Traveller Africa Awards, which was held in Sandton on Friday 1 September.
Voting for the winners comprised of a number of sources within the South African business travel industry, including ASATA member travel agents, the African Business Travel Association’s corporate travel buyers, the broader business travel industry and an astute panel of judges, led by SA Tourism Chief Marketing Officer, Margie Whitehouse.
“We’re truly delighted to receive the award for Best African Low-Cost Airline for the third consecutive year and we are especially pleased to have won it in the same year that kulula.com celebrates its 16th year of existence within the South African airline industry. When we launched the kulula.com brand back in 2001 we wanted to make air travel more accessible to leisure travellers and it is a fantastic accomplishment to receive an award slanted more towards the business travel market, as it shows that kulula.com can play equally strong within both markets,” says Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing, Customer Experience and Loyalty at kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair).
“On another note, we are equally proud to have received the award for Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline for British Airways (operated by Comair) as we continually strive to widen our African footprint by flying our customers to more destinations in Africa, whilst offering our signature British Airways hospitality onboard,” he adds.
Launched in 2012 in association with Business Traveller Africa magazine, the awards ceremony is an annual event on the South African tourism and travel calendar, which covers all aspects of business travel, including the four main areas, which consists of hotels, airlines, car rental and travel management, along with other categories related to the travel industry and its various service providers.
“Receiving these awards are very encouraging as they are proof that both our offerings to travellers and travel-buyers are on par when customers are looking for maximum value for their budget. In the spirit of tourism month in September this is a positive sign that we are successfully growing the domestic tourism industry by making travel easy, accessible, affordable and exciting.”
“kulula.com and British Airways are incredibly proud of all the South African winners and nominees and we look forward to celebrate #WeDoTourism in the month to come,” concludes Pozyn.
Note: kulula is spelt with a lowercase ‘k’.
kulula.com is a privately-owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited. This adventurous brand, which celebrates its 16-year anniversary in 2017, has since inception revolutionised air travel in South Africa by making flying much easier and more affordable for customers. Kulula.com is IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) compliant and maintains the highest standard of safety at all times. In January 2016, for the second year running, kulula.com was rated as the top South African low-cost carrier, in the SA Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) on the industry. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 the airline was also internationally recognised by AirlineRatings.com, as the Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa and the Middle East. kulula received the highly coveted title of ‘Best African Low-cost Airline’ in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Business Traveller Africa Awards and was also voted as South Africa’s top airline for business travellers in the 2015 Sunday Times Top Brands survey, and the Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa in the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards. kulula.com has completed its Boeing 737-800 (189 seats) fleet upgrade plan and now operates more than 412 flights a week across 14 domestic routes. kulula has entered into codeshare agreements with Kenya Airways, Air France and Etihad to provide more choice for customers. In 2015, kulula signed interline agreements with Virgin Atlantic (VS) and Hahn Air, making it easier for other markets to book flights in SA.
kulula.com offers more than just flights. They offer holidays, hotels and car rentals too. It’s the one-stop place for anyone looking for affordable travel options in and around South Africa, making it possible to go places, whenever, wherever, however. For more information about kulula and its various offerings, including how to become a fan, affordable holiday packages, the kulula mobi site and online check-in service, visit www.kulula.com. Become a kulula fan at iflykulula on Facebook or follow us on @kulula on twitter (http://twitter.com/kulula)
For more background information on kulula, view our brand video.
About British Airways (operated by Comair):
British Airways (operated by Comair) is a premium, full service airline operating over 400 flights per week in southern Africa which includes Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Harare, Livingstone, Mauritius, Victoria Falls and Windhoek.
As a franchise partner of British Airways, Executive Club customers travelling within southern Africa on British Airways (operated by Comair), will earn Avios as well as Tier Points. Avios are earned every time members travel with British Airways or a partner airline as well as when making use of one of the Executive Club partners. Avios can be redeemed for flights as well as for upgrades with British Airways. Members also earn Tier Points through their flight activity which determines their Executive Club status. As members progress through the various tier levels within the Executive Club they are entitled to additional benefits and services.
Besides having an extended route network in southern Africa as well as globally, British Airways’ route network is further enhanced through its oneworld® alliance partnership.
For more information, visit ba.com