FORMIA, the international guest amenity and hospitality specialist, is delighted to congratulate its client, Austrian Airlines, on its success at the latest edition of the Travel Plus industry Awards. The Airline won the ‘Ethically Sustainable’ highly sought-after accolade for its long haul Business Class amenity kit.
This is not the first time the Airline has won this award for its FORMIA-supplied in-flight Business Class amenity kits: it also won in 2011 with the pioneering concept of these kits.
The kits are inspired by the stunning mountain scenery for which Austria is famous around the world. They comprise a high quality, durable Loden-look fabric bag containing skincare items from the renowned German Bogner range of cosmetics. Presented in a variety of different designs, each comfort kit features a traditional Austrian motif embroidered using a typical Austrian leather stitching interpreted in a modern way. The kits make a perfect collectors’ item as well as an attractive accessory suitable for many post-flight uses, providing a reminder of all that Austria has to offer travellers and holidaymakers alike.
Commenting on the award, Roland Grohmann, Managing Director of FORMIA, said: “FORMIA is immensely proud of its long term relationship with Austrian Airlines, one of the world’s most respected carriers. It is an especial pleasure to congratulate our friends at Austrian on this award which, reflecting the Airline’s constant focus on quality and its drive towards environmentally sustainable operations, is richly deserved. We are delighted to have supplied Austrian with the kits for several years and, working with the Airline, we look forward to continue developing the products with the aim of preserving Austrian’s reputation at the forefront of passenger care.”
Speaking on behalf of the Judges, the Awards founder Simon Ward, said: “The Austrian Airlines amenity bag clearly demonstrates that, in considering our responsibility to the environment, great design does not have to be compromised. Being made in felt from an environmentally friendly and sustainable source – recycled PET – this bag fits the award criteria perfectly.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
FORMIA offers the travel industry a full range of quality bespoke amenity kits, bags, cosmetics and comfort items as well as tailor-made in-flight service concepts. Over the past three decades, FORMIA has forged a unique product expertise in working with hotels and airlines. The company operates globally and brings a professional and distinctive approach to premium guest and in-flight service amenities. FORMIA‘s partnerships with luxury brands focuses in identifying the most profitable strategic fit, providing the Brand more visibility and impact and consequently adding value to the airlines’ proposition.
Austrian Airlines, Austria’s largest carrier operates a global route network of round 130 destinations. That route network is particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe with 41 destinations. Thanks to its favourable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group, and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines.
Travel Plus “Ethically Sustainable” Award recognises and celebrates an approach to the design, sourcing and manufacturing of amenity kits which minimises the impact on the environment whilst reflecting the airline’s responsibility towards the climate and the environment.
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