Airlines head to Farnborough International Airshow 2016

The Farnborough International Airshow opened yesterday welcoming more airlines than ever before.

Furthermore, the biennial aviation showcase will once again play host to the Skytrax World Airline Awards, taking place today.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards are particularly important to airlines because they are decided directly by customers and recognised as the global benchmark of airline excellence. A vast list of airlines from across the globe are expected at Farnborough this year including Lufthansa, Thai Airways Air France, ANA, Emirates Airline, AirAsia, Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Norwegian and Qatar Airways. Their attendance reinforces the importance of Farnborough International Airshow as the place where orders are announced.

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CEO, Skytrax, Edward Plaisted said ahead of this year’s awards: “We are delighted to be back at Farnborough, the home of aviation, to celebrate the leading lights of the airline industry at the Farnborough International Airshow.”

Speaking about the awards, chief executive, Farnborough International, Shaun Ormrod added: “We’re delighted that Skytrax is hosting the World Airline Awards at Farnborough again and we look forward to welcoming the good and the great of the airline industry as well as the numerous companies that support it. As the global aerospace industry gathers here at Farnborough it is only fitting that we should celebrate its successes here with these awards.”