Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards Shortlist Announced

The World Low Cost Airlines Congress has announced its shortlist for the finals of this year’s Budgies World Low Cost Airlines Awards, ahead of next month’s conference in London.

London, United Kingdom, August 28, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Now in its 2nd year, The Budgies have been created to honour and generate public recognition of the efforts, accomplishments, and positive contributions of companies and individuals in the low cost airline industry.

The ceremony, taking place on the first evening of the World Low Cost Airlines Congress will see 35 airlines compete in 11 different categories and the evening will culminate in a special ceremony honouring Herb Kelleher, Founder of Southwest Airlines with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Finalists are:
Best Low Cost Airline
Easyjet - Air Asia - Air Arabia – Ryanair - Tiger Airways – Southwest - Westjet - Gol

Best Low Cost Airline - Asia Pacific
Air Asia – Jetstar - CEBU Pacific – Tiger - Air Asia X

Best Low Cost Airline - Europe
Ryanair - Easyjet - Clickair - Air Baltic

Best Low Cost Airline - Americas
Southwest - Vivaaerobus – Interjet – Gol – Allegiant - Westjet

Best Low Cost Airline - Middle East Africa
Air Arabia – Jazeera – Sama - Atlas Blue

Best Website
SkyEurope – Germanwings - Iceland Express

Best Passenger Experience
Virgin America – Jetblue - Virgin Blue - Jetstar

Best Newcomer
Air Asia X - Jin Air - K-Rabi - Open Skies

Best Airport
Changi – Berlin - Lyon St. Exupery – Toulouse - Gold Coast

Special Merit for Commitment to the Environment
Easyjet - Virgin Blue – Jetblue - Flybe

CEO of the Year
Adel Ali, Air Arabia - Alex Cruz, Clickair - Andrew Harrison, Easyjet - Azran Osran-Rani, Air Asia X - Constantino de Oliveira Jr – Gol

For full information about the awards and to request press passes please contact:
Karen Forster, Marketing Director, Terrapinn
Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 7165
Email: karen.forster@terrapinn.com


About the World Low Cost Airlines Congress
Now in it’s fourth year, The World Low Cost Airlines Congress is where the world's low cost carriers meet to learn from each other, where flag carriers and charter carriers come to learn from low cost and where the industry that supplies them comes to do business. www.lowcostairlinesworld.com

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