The 4th annual South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) was recently held from September 19th to 20th at the Amari Galle Hotel in Galle, Sri Lanka. The prestigious SATA, which began in 2016, is the first regional travel awards event held in celebration of South Asia’s best hospitality and travel organizations.
This year, SATA received over 500 nominations for a wide range of categories recognizing service excellence in the South Asian hospitality and travel industry. The Maldives won a total of 32 awards in individual categories, among which was Avia Maldives Pvt Ltd.
Avia Maldives was honored as South Asia’s Leading Supervision Agent (General Aviation Service). This is the first time SATA has introduced the category, which was contested by three aviation companies. The award recognizes excellence in the provision of ground handling services required by general aviation during destination and technical stops.
Avia Maldives has been in operation since August 2011 and is hailed as one of the best in the industry. Operating in both Velana International Airport and Gan International Airport, they offer a wide range of services from VIP ground handling, inflight catering, aircrew and passenger services, as well as travel and tour related services.