Virgin America was recognized as the top airline of USA by Travel + Leisure magazine. This ranking was given in Worlds Best Awards presented by this magazine. The airline acquired the top position for the seven consecutive years by this magazine.
The next position was achieved by JetBlue. The third position was acquired by Hawaiian. The fourth and fifth position was acquired by Southwest and Alaska Airlines respectively.
David Cush, President and CEO Virgin America, said that the airline is highly honored to receive this award. It is one of the highest honors in the airline industry. The award reflects the views of the world’s most discerning passengers. Winning this award for seven consecutive years in domestic sector portrays that the airline is continuing to deliver on its promise of providing a domestic carrier unlike others present in the industry. We have diligently delivered the best of passenger service at best rates possible.
The top rank internationally was acquired by Singapore Airlines. The second rank was attained by Emirates. These two positions remain the same in the magazine’s 2013 ratings. The other ranking in the top five lists include Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic, and Asiana.
For the best domestic airport nominations, the top rank was achieved by Oregon’s Portland International Airport. The second position was acquired by Tampa; third by Minneapolis/St. Paul; fourth by Charlotte; and fifth by Orlando.
For the best international airport nominations, the top rank was acquired by Singapore’s Changi Airport. The second rank was obtained by Hong Kong; third by Dubai International; fourth by Seoul/Incheon; and fifth by Zurich.
According to the travel + leisure magazine these ratings are based on the indexed averages of responses that are collected through surveys undertaken by its readers. The collected data is maintained, monitored, and secured properly to arrive at the conclusion. The magazine rated U.S. airlines on the basis of its cabin comfort, passenger service, and in-flight service. This survey also included food, loyalty, and timeliness as parameters to provide its judgment. For assessing airports, the airline included parameters such access/location, security/check-in, food/restaurant, business, design, shopping, and families.