Kulula.com, BA win Best African Low-Cost Airline Award. File Photo: IOL

kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) were respectively named Best African Low-Cost Airline and Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline  at the annual Business Traveller Africa Awards this week.

Held in association with Business Traveller Africa magazine and now in its seventh year, the awards recognize excellence inx the South African business travel trade and the broader business travel community.

The winners were chosen by members of ASATA (Association of Southern African Travel Agents), ABTA (African Business Travel Association), and SAACI (Southern African Association for the Conference Industry). This year voting was also broadened to the wider South African business industry, along with engaging the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) and their members.

Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing at kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) says, “We’re ecstatic to receive the awards for Best African Low-Cost Airline, as well as the Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline for a second consecutive year.  Our current award-winning streak includes being awarded top places at the Orange Index Awards, The Sunday Times Top Brands and now The Business Traveller Africa Awards. 

"It showcases our dominance in the South African and sub-Saharan airline industries. Receiving these accolades are very encouraging as they are proof that both our offerings to travellers and travel-buyers are on par when customers are looking for maximum value for money, especially in the current tough economic climate.”

The recent awards ceremony covered all aspects of business travel, including the of hotels, airlines, car rental and travel management.