Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda Indonesia has won the 2012 Long-Haul Asia Pacific Airline Food Award adjudged by Skyscanner. Skyscanner is a leading travel search website. The award was preceded by a voting process in which more than 200 international travelers and Bloggers from the Asia Pacific region, including that of Trans-Tasmania neighbors Australia and New Zealand voted on the quality of the food served on 23 airlines from this region.
The voting took into consideration not only the quality and the choice of the meals that were served on board but also the presentation, in which Garuda Indonesia won the long-haul segment by quite a margin and came second in the short haul segment.
Vice-President of Garuda Indonesia Australia / SWP, Mr. Bagus Y. Siregar, took the opportunity to thank the people who were behind this success and also commented that this is an acknowledgement of their constant endeavor to push for excellence and their strive to offer the very best to their customers. Traveling long-haul the quality of the meal served is an important ingredient of the in-flight experience. It certainly makes the whole experience of flying that much more enjoyable.
The award by Skyscanner is recent among a long line of acknowledgements and accolades that the airline has received off late. They are a testimony to the fact that Garuda Indonesia is slowly but securely advancing towards being a major force in the aviation industry of this region. Garuda Indonesia has recently also revamped its fleet, introduced new in-flight programs and a unique service concept aptly named “Garuda Indonesia Experience”.
The “Garuda Indonesia Experience” is an unique program that in essence borders around the five basic human senses of touch, smell, hear, sight and taste. As a part of this program travelers will be able to savor some of the finest Indonesian and other cuisine prepared by world famous chef William Wongso, served with the warmest and finest Indonesian hospitality. Garuda Indonesia is slowly enhancing its service in an attempt to become a five star carrier by 2015.