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Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards: Cathay Pacific Airways voted best airline in the world

ByKimberly A. Brochu

Jul 22, 2014

The Global Airline Customer Survey surveyed 18.85 million business and leisure travelers across all types of cabin travel (First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class) between August 2013 and May 2014 .

The survey covered over 105 participating nationalities and over 245 airlines, from major international airlines to smaller national carriers, measuring standards across 41 key performance indicators of front-end airline products and services.

Last year’s winner Emirates fell three places to fourth place, while 2011 and 2012 winner Qatar Airways moved into second place this year.

Cathay Pacific is the only airline to have achieved the top spot four times, in 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2014.

Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted said Cathay Pacific Airways was the best performer for all types of travel.

“Some airlines were very good in economy, others in luxury, but Cathay Pacific Airways was leading, or almost, in all categories.”

Cathay Pacific Managing Director Ivan Chu said after receiving the award at the Farnborough International Air Show in the UK:

“We have been Hong Kong’s national airline for nearly 70 years and we are deeply committed to making our city one of the world’s greatest aviation hubs. We achieve this through our huge investment in new aircraft, our world-class seats, lounges and other products, our famous “direct service from the heart” and an ever-expanding network of destinations. »

AirAsia has been named the world’s best low-cost airline for the sixth consecutive year. AirAsia Group Chief Executive Tony Fernandes said the valuable reviews and comments from guests have contributed to the company’s success.

“From two aging aircraft and just six routes in 2002, we have grown to operate a proud fleet of over 160 aircraft, 95 destinations and carried over 250 million guests.”

The 20 best airlines in the world – 2014:

  1. Cathay Pacific Airways
  2. qatarairways
  3. Airlines to Singapore
  4. Emirates
  5. Turkish Airlines
  6. ANA All Nippon Airways
  7. garuda indonesia
  8. Asiana Airlines
  9. Etihad Airways
  10. Lufthansa
  11. Qantas Airways
  12. Eva air
  13. Swiss
  14. Thai Airways
  15. Virgin Australia
  16. Air New Zealand
  17. British Airways
  18. Malaysia Airlines
  19. Hainan Airlines
  20. Bangkok Airways

The best low-cost airlines in the world:

  1. Air Asia
  2. AirAsiaX
  3. Norwegian
  4. Jetstar Airways
  5. Indigo
  6. easyJet
  7. WestJet
  8. Virgin America
  9. Jetstar Asia
  10. Scooter

The best airline cabin crew in the world:

  1. garuda indonesia
  2. Cathay Pacific Airways
  3. Airlines to Singapore
  4. Asiana Airlines
  5. Malaysia Airlines
  6. qatarairways
  7. Eva air
  8. ANA All Nippon Airways
  9. Thai Airways
  10. Hainan Airlines

The best regional airlines in the world:

  1. Bangkok Airways
  2. Air Dragon
  3. Aegean Airlines
  4. Silk Air
  5. Porter Airlines
  6. Copa Airlines
  7. JetBlue Airways
  8. Tianjin Airlines
  9. Alaska Airlines
  10. Shenzhen Airlines

The world’s best airline inflight entertainment:

  1. Emirates
  2. Airlines to Singapore
  3. Turkish Airlines
  4. Qantas Airways
  5. Cathay Pacific Airways
  6. Virgin Atlantic
  7. qatarairways
  8. Air New Zealand
  9. Virgin Australia
  10. Etihad Airways

The best airlines in the world in first class:

  1. Airlines to Singapore
  2. ANA All Nippon Airways
  3. Etihad Airways
  4. Cathay Pacific Airways
  5. Emirates
  6. Lufthansa
  7. Qantas Airways
  8. qatarairways
  9. garuda indonesia
  10. Japanese Airlines

The world’s best business class airlines:

  1. qatarairways
  2. Cathay Pacific Airways
  3. Airlines to Singapore
  4. Air of Oman
  5. Turkish Airlines
  6. Qantas Airways
  7. Etihad Airways
  8. garuda indonesia
  9. Emirates
  10. Hainan Airlines

The world’s best airlines in economy class:

  1. Asiana Airlines
  2. garuda indonesia
  3. Turkish Airlines
  4. qatarairways
  5. Cathay Pacific Airways
  6. Airlines to Singapore
  7. Eva air
  8. Air of Oman
  9. Emirates
  10. Thai Airways

The best first-class airline lounges in the world:

  1. Air France
  2. Lufthansa
  3. Cathay Pacific Airways
  4. Etihad Airways
  5. Thai Airways
  6. qatarairways
  7. British Airways
  8. Emirates
  9. Qantas Airways
  10. Airlines to Singapore

The best business class airline lounges in the world:

  1. qatarairways
  2. Turkish Airlines
  3. Cathay Pacific Airways
  4. Qantas Airways
  5. British Airways
  6. Eva air
  7. Virgin Atlantic
  8. Etihad Airways
  9. Emirates
  10. Airlines to Singapore