Remember the contest launched by Planely.com last April 2011? Yes, Planely goes out to determine who is the most sociable airline in the world. The goal is simple, to find out which airline has the most number of passengers who wants to share their flight information. In turn Planely will find a match for your profile. This can lead to having a new friend or a potential business partner.
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Well, last month's competition was already done. At the conclusion of the contest, our very own Cebu Pacific was crowned as the most sociable airline in the world. The victory was almost landslide, with Cebu Pacific registering a score of 913 and at the far second place was Norwegian Air Shuttle with 351. Other airlines in the Philippines was also included in the list with Airphil Express was at No.7, Philippine Airlines (PAL) at No.11 and Zest Airways at No.17.
But wait! After a month after the competition was concluded, Planely redefined their scorecards. The reason is that, they realized (quite late) that they are not being fair to the airlines in the contest. What they did is that they compared each airline equally. Of course, those with larger volume of passengers already have the edge. With that, they revised their scoring to account for the size of the airline company (based on 2010 flight volume data). With this new weighted scoring, the ranks were reshuffled.
And guess who's the new title holder now? It's Airphil Express! Airphil Express toppled Cebu Pacific to snatch the crown as the most sociable airline in the world! Cebu Pacific landed on second place and followed by Zest Airways! Three Philippine airlines on top! This is another proof the Filipinos were generally sociable people!