2006 Awards: Best Travel Newcomer
No newcomer to the travel world excited us this year like Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, a new budget long-haul carrier. Though Oasis currently flies only between London-Gatwick and Hong Kong, their take-off was still exciting. The airline is supposedly planning U.S. routes into Chicago and Oakland.
They got us excited about the future of budget airlines (could a transatlantic LCC be coming?). They garnered favorable reviews for their business class from a FlyerTalker. And even the majority of reviews on AirlineQuality.net praise Oasis' excellent economy product value. It was all enough to make us insanely jealous of the London and HK residents who got 'em first.
Congrats on getting on our good side, Oasis! Now get those U.S. destinations running.