kulula.com is yet again named the Best Low Cost Airline by AirlineRatings.com

Good value, fun attitude and an impeccable safety record are the reasons for kulula's success

Cape Town, 2 December 2015: South Africa's favourite low cost airline, kulula, has been awarded "Best Low Cost Airline Middle East/Africa 2016" in the Airline Excellence Awards hosted by AirlineRatings.com. This is the second consecutive year that kulula has scooped the award.

The awards acknowledge the best of the best in the airline industry. kulula stood out in the category for their innovation, value for money and extensive route network. In addition, they make flying possible for those who previously could not afford it. They also inject fun back into travelling. All of which are attributes that are true to the kulula brand.

The carrier scored top marks in both safety and product ratings, an achievement which no other Middle East/Africa low cost airline managed to match. kulula scored three out of five for their Product Experience, which evaluates the onboard amenities. The score was achieved because of kulula's fresh and tasty food as well as the wide selection of beverages which are supplied by their in-house catering operation, Food Directions. Owing to kulula's recent fleet upgrade of Next Generation Boeing 737 – 800's, kulula's comfortableand reclining seats and an abundance of cabin space were also a contributing factor to the top score.

kulula scored exceptionally high in the Safety Rating. The Safety Rating is based on a comprehensive analysis using information from the world's aviation governing body and leading associations. kulula is IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) compliant which means that they strive to maintain the highest standard of safety at all times. kulula’s strong focus on safety has resulted in zero fatalities over the past 10 years and have never been grounded for safety reasons.

"kulula is not only good value for money but embodies what a low cost airline should be: efficient and fun" says Geoffrey Thomas, Editor-in-Chief for AirlineRatings.com. "We were extremely impressed with kulula's communication with its customers through advertising and social media. They sure know how to take the hassle out of travel with a smile" says Thomas.

Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing for kulula says, "We are honoured to win this award two years in a row. This is a testament to our dedication to quality service. It is a great accolade to be ranked so favourably among the best airlines in the world."