Austrian wins amenity award with Formia kit


August 7, 2015: Austrian Airlines has won the ‘Ethically Sustainable’ accolade for its long haul business cass amenity kit in the the TravelPlus awards. This is not the first time the Airline has won this award for its Formia-supplied business class amenity kits: it also won in 2011.

The kits are inspired by the stunning mountain scenery for which Austria is famous around the world. They comprise a durable Loden-look fabric bag containing skincare items from the renowned German Bogner range of cosmetics. Presented in a variety of different designs, each comfort kit features a traditional Austrian motif embroidered using a typical Austrian leather stitching interpreted in a modern way. The kits make a perfect collectors’ item as well as an attractive accessory suitable for many post-flight uses.

Commenting on the award, Roland Grohmann, managing director of Formia, said: “Formia is immensely proud of its long-term relationship with Austrian Airlines, one of the world’s most respected carriers. It is an special pleasure to congratulate our friends at Austrian on this award which, reflecting the airline’s constant focus on quality and its drive towards environmentally sustainable operations, is richly deserved. We are delighted to have supplied Austrian with the kits for several years and, working with the airline, we look forward to continue developing the products with the aim of preserving Austrian’s reputation at the forefront of passenger care.”

Speaking on behalf of the Judges, the Awards founder Simon Ward, said: “The Austrian Airlines amenity bag clearly demonstrates that, in considering our responsibility to the environment, great design does not have to be compromised. Being made in felt from an environmentally friendly and sustainable source – recycled PET – this bag fits the award criteria perfectly.”

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