At least according to the 19th World Travel Awards, 2012 was quite a succesful year for the South African aviation industry. South African Airways won the award as "Africa's Leading Airline" for the 19th time in a row. The flag carrier of South Africa also got named "Africa's Leading Airline Economy Class". Budget airline 1time, currently South Africa's most punctual airline, got recognised as "Africa's Leading Low-Cost Airline" for the fourth consecutive year and O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg was awarded with "Africa's Leading Airport 2012" for the 6th time in a row. Congratulations!
The World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. Now celebrating its 19th anniversary, it is regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could hope to receive.