Finnair has continued its success at the AFTA National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) with a fourth consecutive win as Best Off-Line Carrier in 2016.
These annual awards acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of individuals and product within the Australian travel and tourism industry over the previous 12 months.
Finnair Country Sales Manager – Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, Geoff Stone, accepted this latest award at a glittering dinner in Sydney on Saturday night (16 July).
Mr Stone thanked his dedicated team, most of whom have been with the airline for many years, for their wonderful commitment in promoting and selling Finnair in this market and “are fully deserving of the successes we have enjoyed in winning this award once again”.
He paid special tribute to Michelle Nickelson, Finnair’s Brisbane-based Business Development Manager, a Finalist in the category of Best Sales Executive-Industry Supplier, who received a special judges’ commendation in her category.
“They are a terrific team, passionate about Finnair and proud to showcase our airline to fantastic trade partners and to the Australian community.”
Mr Stone also acknowledged the ongoing support of Airline Marketing Australia which represents Finnair in Australia.
“It has been a great 12 months for Finnair, highlighted by the introduction of our A350 service at the end of 2015 into Hong Kong, where many of our Australian passengers join our flights, and we look forward to the new A350 services for Singapore later this year.”
“Thanks to everyone who is so supportive of Finnair in Australia and for being a major part of this win for us."