Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have suspended relations with Qatar, cutting air, sea and land links. But Qatar Airways is ignoring the line and will add 66 Airbus SE A350 planes over the next five years.
Winning top honors at the World Airline Awards will be another feather in the hat for Qatar Airways. The airline also won honors for the world’s best business class; Best First Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline in the Middle East.
Near us, Thai Airways (TG) received the award for the best economy class in the world; Best spa facility in airline lounge and best inflight catering in economy class.
Etihad Airways wins world’s best first class honors; Best first class seat and best first class inflight catering. This is the third time the airline has won all three First Class award categories at the World Airline Awards.
THE TEN BEST AIRLINES IN 2017 ARE:
2. Singapore Airlines
3. ANA All Nippon Airways
8. Etihad Airways
9. Hainan Airlines
10. Garuda Indonesia
Some of the winning airlines of 2017 and Best Airline Alliance:
• Garuda Indonesia retains its prestigious title of best cabin crew in the world.
• EVA Air has the cleanest aircraft cabins in the world, say travelers around the world.
• Thai Airways wins a major award by being named the world’s best economy class airline.
• Bangkok Airways wins the award for best regional airline in the world for the second consecutive year.
• Lufthansa is named Europe’s best airline and moves up the world rankings.
• Singapore Airlines business class seat is voted best in the world by customers.
• Star Alliance wins Gold for Best Airline Alliance in the World and Best Airline Alliance Lounge in the World.
No US airline is in the top 10.
This is the fourth time that Skytrax has organized the awards ceremony at the Paris Air Show. The organizers of the Air Show (GIFAS) have provided the fabulous Air and Space Museum as the venue.
2017 AIRLINE AWARD WINNER AZS
Aegean Airlines – Best Regional Airline in Europe
Aeroflot Russian Airlines – Best Airline in Eastern Europe
AirAsia – World’s Best Low-Cost Airline; Best low-cost airline in Asia
AirAsia X – Best premium cabin on the world’s best low cost airline; Best premium seat from the best low cost airline in the world
Air Astana – Best Airline in Central Asia/India; Best Airline Staff Service in Central Asia/India
Air Canada – Best Airline in North America
Alaska Airlines – Best Regional Airline in North America; Best Airline Staff in North America
ANA All Nippon Airways – World’s Best Airport Services; Best Airline Staff Service in Asia
Austrian Airlines – Best Airline Personnel Service in Europe
Avianca – Best Airline in South America; Best Regional Airline in South America
Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras – Best Low Cost Airline in South America; Best Airline Staff in South America
Bangkok Airways – World’s Best Regional Airline; Best Regional Airline in Asia
Copa Airlines – Best Airline in Central America/Caribbean; Best Airline Staff in Central America/Caribbean
Emirates – World’s Best Inflight Entertainment Airline; Best first-class comfort amenities
Ethiopian Airlines – Best Airline in Africa
Etihad Airways – the best first class in the world; Best first class seat; Best First Class Onboard Catering
EVA Air – World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness; Best business class amenities
Fastjet – Best low-cost airline in Africa
Finnair – Best Airline in Northern Europe
Flynas – Best Low Cost Airline in the Middle East
Garuda Indonesia – World’s Best Cabin Crew
Hainan Airlines – Best Airline in China; Best Airline Staff Service in China
Indigo – Best low-cost airline in Central Asia / India
Japan Airlines – Best Economy Class Airplane Seat
Jetstar Airways – Best Low Cost Airline in Australia/Pacific
Lufthansa – Europe’s Best Airline; Best dining in first class airline lounge; Best Airline in Western Europe
Norwegian – World’s Best Long-Haul Low-Cost Airline; Best low-cost airline in Europe
Oman Air – Best Airline Staff in the Middle East
Plaza Premium – The World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge
Qantas – the best premium economy class in the world; Best Premium Economy Airplane Seat
Qatar Airways – World’s Best Airline; the best business class in the world; Best First Class Airline Lounge; Middle East’s Best Airline
Royal Air Maroc – Best Regional Airline in Africa
Saudi Arabian Airlines – The World’s Most Improved Airline
Singapore Airlines – Best Airline in Asia; Best business class airplane seat; Best Premium Economy in-flight catering
South African Airways – Best Airline Staff in Africa
Star Alliance – Best airline alliance in the world; World’s Best Airline Alliance Lounge
Thai Airways – the best economy class in the world; Best airline lounge spa facility; Best inflight catering in economy class
Thomson Airways – World’s Leading Leisure Airline
Turkish Airlines – World’s Best Business Class Lounge; Best in-flight catering in business class; Best dining in a business class lounge; Best Airline in Southern Europe
Virgin Australia – Best Airline in Australia/Pacific; Best Airline Staff in Australia/Pacific
West Air – Best Low Cost Airline in China
The prestigious World Airline Awards are widely regarded as a global benchmark of airline excellence.
Winners are chosen based on votes and the results of a 10-month survey of more than 19 million air travelers from 105 countries.
The survey covers more than 325 airlines, from the largest international airlines to the smallest national carriers, measuring quality standards for 41 key performance indicators across frontline product and service factors in airport and airport environments. on board.