RJ has been the proud recipient of both industry and customer satisfaction awards. This affirmation of our achievements has come from the air travel, customer service, tourism, web and business sectors. We are honored to be recognized by each of these awards, and strive to continue to uphold the standards that helped us achieve them.
Air Finance Journal gave us the annual award for the most distinguished and financially efficient airline worldwide. The report included extensive analysis of the reasons RJ won the award, described our recent achievements as a polestar to all observers of the air transport industry, and pointed out we had doubled in size between 2001 and the end of 2007.
We became the first Arab or Middle Eastern airline to be awarded the Airline Strategy Award, in the technology category, by Airline Business magazine. We were nominated in recognition of our major overall transformation from an unprofitable carrier to a lucrative commercial enterprise, through the deployment of modern technology solutions. The judging panel recognized our achievements after an exhaustive assessment of international airlines.
We beat out eight regional competitors to win this award at the ceremony held in Dubai. The Pan Arab Web awards are presented in more than 30 sectors, including banking, health, transportation, journalism, services, governmental institutions and airlines.