Friday, June 24, 2011

Best Airline in the World

Qatar Airways has won the title as the World's Best Airline at the 2011 World Airline Awards, in a ceremony held at the French Air and Space Museum as part of the 2011 Paris Air Show.

Voted by over 18.8 million airline passengers from 100 different nationalities, the World Airline Awards are the most prestigious and respected quality recognition of front-line product and service standards across the world airline industry. With 200 airlines featured, the awards reflect customer satisfaction levels across 38 different items of airline front-line product and service.

According to the Awards, the world's best airlines for 2011 were:

1. Qatar Airways

2. Singapore Airlines

3. Asiana Airlines

4. Cathay Pacific Airways

5. Thai Airways International

6. Etihad Airways

7. Air New Zealand

8. Qantas Airways

9. Turkish Airlines

10. Emirates

Locally, South African Airways was named the Best Airline in Africa. The runners-up in this Best Airline Africa category were Air Mauritius in second, ahead of Kenya Airways.

For all the winners, visit

For the full article on iafrica, click here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jackal and vulture standoff

With this photo, taken at Giant's Castle Nature Reserve in the Drakensberg, outdoor lover George Schmahl scooped the nature photography competition featured in Beeld and Die Burger newspapers. Have a look at the photographs and find out how this sequence plays out.