MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines' (NYSE: DAL) Sky magazine, the world's most-read on-board lifestyle, business and travel publication, was awarded top honors at Folio's Eddie and Ozzie Awards in New York on Tuesday. Sky, with a monthly readership of nearly five million, received a Gold Eddie for Best Custom Magazine for its March 2010 issue and the Gold and Silver Ozzies for Best Overall Design for its September 2009 and March 2010 issues respectively. In addition, Sky received a Silver Ozzie for Best Original Photography for the May 2010 issue and a Bronze Eddie for Best Single Topic from the February 2010 issue.
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Folio is the definitive source for industry trends and news serving the entire magazine publishing industry. The Eddie and Ozzie Awards is the magazine industry's largest and most prestigious contest honoring editorial (Eddie) and design (Ozzie). More than 2,000 entries were received across 101 editorial and 49 design categories.
"Sky magazine is an important part of Delta's on-board customer experience and since its re-launch in April 2009, we've received favorable feedback from our customers and our advertisers thanking us for its quality and content," said Tim Mapes, Delta's senior vice president – Marketing. "We are honored to have received these five awards from industry experts and we will continue to produce the best on-board magazine in the air for Delta customers."
The Gold Eddie and Silver Ozzie recognized Sky's March 2010 issue featuring President Barack Obama. In the Wings of the West Wing gave the world an inside look at one of the most high-profile workplaces on the planet, introducing readers to the people who walk the halls of the West Wing, plus a Q & A with President Barack Obama. The Gold Ozzie for Best Overall Design acknowledged Sky's September 2009 Wonders of the World issue, a highly interactive and visual presentation that approached the cover around an original photo of Tyra Banks integrated with a secondary story theme Wonders of the World, a fun and inspiring roundup of must-experience destinations showcasing beautiful photographs and engaging graphic elements.
"We know travelers are curious, on-the-go consumers of information and experiences," said editor in chief Jayne Haugen Olson. "Sky works to capture and deliver that same state of mind on our pages every month."
Sky's content blends what is current in business, travel and lifestyle news with a global influence and heavy emphasis on tapping international tastemakers, opinion leaders, celebrities and notables. Sky's page-turning content, active voice, dynamic visuals and take-away essentials attracts readers, publicists and advertisers alike.
Sky is available on-board all Delta Air Lines' flights as well as on select newsstands and online at deltaskymag.com. GfK MRI Fall 2010 numbers indicate Sky has nearly five million readers every month.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines