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2009-11-238th "Fly from Katowice!"Gala

The 8th "Fly from Katowice!" gala was held on the 20th November at the Hotel Monopol in Katowice. Apart from travel agents, tour operators and airline operators, representatives of the administration of the Silesian region's self-government, as well as government institutions, aviation supervisory boards and inspecting bodies were also invited participate in the event. As preceding years, laureates - tour operators and airlines, were presented with GTL statuettes and declarations of joint marketing campaigns with the programmes organisers.

  • 2009 Tour Operator of the Year - Summer/Winter: Nowa Itaka
  • 2009 Debut Tour Operator: OK Services
  • 1st place IATA Travel Agency: Biuro Podróży GAMA
  • 1st Place Tour Operator-owned Travel Agency: Triada - Katowice Branch
  • 1st Place Travel Agency: Euro - Tour Travel Agency

In addition, low-cost airline, Wizz Air, was awarded a special commendation for launching the first regular connection to Eastern Europe (Kiev-Katowice-Kiev), in the history of Poland's regional airports. Lithuanian Aurele Airlines were also awarded a special distinction for launching the first long-distance charter connection on the Katowice-Dubai route. LOT Polish Airlines were awarded a statuette for inaugurating the first regular transatlantic air-freight connection (Toronto-Katowice-Toronto) in the history in Polish aviation.
The gala was also an opportunity to thank the patrons of the 8th edition of "Fly from Katowice!". In 2008, the Honorary Patrons were the Silesian branch of the Polish Chamber of Tourism and the Silesian Tourist Organisation. The programme's Media Patrons were: Polska The Times Dziennik Zachodni, Polskie Radio Katowice, web portals - and pasaż as well as the "Region Śląski" magazine.
Partners of the "Fly to Katowice!" programme, which was launched in 2008, were also thanked for their support. The "Fly to Katowice!" programme is also based around a package of discount vouchers offered by Programme Partners. Discount vouchers are available for printing at the programme's website. These vouchers are valid when presented with a valid ticket showing the holder's arrival to Katowice Airport. This year, Programme Partners included: Diament Hotels, Hotel Bristol in Bytom, Hotel Katowice, Hotel De Silva Inn in Pyrzowice, The Chorzów Theatre, Silesia City Center, Silesian Dance Theatre and GTL-Service.


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