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Qatar Airways named the World’s Best Airline in the Skytrax 2017 World Airline Awards!

Europe | 20 Jun 2017, 18:34 | Jacob | Comments: 4

At the World Airline Awards held at Paris Air Show on 20th June 2017, Skytrax announced the world’s Top 100 Airlines in 2017, as voted by airline customers around the world. The awards, described as “the Oscars of the aviation industry”, are most coveted Quality accolades for the world airline industry, and a global benchmark of airline excellence.

The 2017 World Airline Awards were held on 20th June, at Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Skytrax have staged the Awards event at Paris Air Show, and the Air Show organisers (GIFAS) have provided the fabulous Air and Space Museum as the venue. Paris Air Show is the world’s best-known and most prestigious aerospace event, and Skytrax are honoured to welcome the bosses from airlines around the world to the Award ceremony. The 2017 Awards event is expected to be largest Skytrax Awards event ever.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr Akbar Al Baker, said: “It is a very proud moment for Qatar Airways to be named the World’s Best Business Class, the Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff in the Middle East by the prestigious Skytrax Airline Awards, not only for myself, but for every individual at Qatar Airways who creates the passengers’ experience.”

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Skytrax winners announced today include:

  • World’s Best First Class: Etihad Airways
  • World’s Best Airline: Qatar Airways
  • World’s Best Business Class: Qatar Airways
  • World’s Best Economy Class: Thai Airways
  • World’s Best Low-Cost Airline: AirAsia
  • Best Business Class Airline Seat: Singapore Airlines
  • Best Economy Class Airline Seat: Japan Airlines
  • Best Airline in Asia: Singapore Airlines
  • Best Airline in Northern Europe: Finnair
  • Best Airline in Western Europe: Lufthansa
  • Best Airline in Southern Europe: Turkish Airlines
  • Best Airline in Eastern Europe: Aeroflot
  • Best Airline in North America: Air Canada
  • World’s Best Regional Airline: Bangkok Airlines
  • World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness: EVA Air
  • World’s Best Cabin Staff: Garuda Indonesia
  • Most Improved Airline: Saudi Arabian
  • World’s Best Airline Alliance: Star Alliance
  • World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge: Qatar Airways

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The World’s Top 100 Airlines – 2017
1 Qatar Airways
2 Singapore Airlines
3 ANA All Nippon Airways
4 Emirates
5 Cathay Pacific
6 EVA Air
7 Lufthansa
8 Etihad Airways
9 Hainan Airlines
10 Garuda Indonesia
11 Thai Airways
12 Turkish Airlines
13 Virgin Australia
14 Swiss Int’l Air Lines
15 Qantas Airways
16 Japan Airlines
17 Austrian
18 Air France
19 Air New Zealand
20 Asiana Airlines
21 Bangkok Airways
22 KLM
23 China Southern
24 Hong Kong Airlines
25 Finnair
26 AirAsia
27 Cathay Dragon
28 Norwegian
29 Air Canada
30 Aeroflot
31 Malaysia Airlines
32 Delta Air Lines
33 Virgin Atlantic
34 Korean Air
35 China Airlines
36 Alaska Airlines
37 Aegean Airlines
38 Aer Lingus
39 jetBlue Airways
40 British Airways
41 easyJet
42 Iberia
43 Virgin America
44 Jetstar Airways
45 AirAsiaX
46 Air Astana
47 Vietnam Airlines
48 Ethiopian Airlines
49 South African Airways
50 Avianca
51 Saudi Arabian Airlines
52 Azul Brazilian
53 Oman Air
54 Southwest Airlines
55 Porter Airlines
56 SilkAir
57 Indigo
58 WestJet
59 LATAM
60 Scoot
61 Jetstar Asia
62 TAP Air Portugal
63 Alitalia
64 Eurowings
65 SAS Scandinavian
66 Thomson Airways
67 Philippine Airlines
68 Brussels Airlines
69 Copa Airlines
70 Air Transat
71 Azerbaijan Airlines
72 China Eastern
73 Jet Airways
74 American Airlines
75 Fiji Airways
76 Ryanair
77 Air Mauritius
78 United Airlines
79 LOT Polish
80 Air Seychelles
81 SriLankan Airlines
82 Icelandair
83 Juneyao Airlines
84 Gulf Air
85 Air Berlin
86 Hawaiian Airlines
87 American Eagle Airlines
88 Vueling
89 Air Nostrum
90 Tigerair
91 Kenya Airways
92 Royal Brunei Airlines
93 Air Malta
94 Xiamen Airlines
95 S7 Airlines
96 Peach
97 Royal Air Maroc
98 Air China
99 Air Canada rouge
100 Aeromexico

 

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    lopici 20 Jun 2017 19:36

    I am sorry, I dont know how this airline is ranked so high,…I have traveled with them 8 routes and costumer service was very low.On board service is a joke. Max a 3 star in economy or less.I would like to hear other comments.

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    lopici 20 Jun 2017 20:47

    I cannot see how.. I have traveled with them 8 different routes with them, the board service is a joke slow and not organized, max a 3 in economy, aeroflot, or finnair or air France give better service in economy. And Doha you still using buses last I was there on 06/17 what a hustle. ,I would like to hear other comments

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    Rortega78 20 Jun 2017 23:51

    Not even close to being the world’s top airline.
    I’m a frequent flyer and honestly they don’t even make it in my top 5.

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    Nicolas bezane 21 Jun 2017 2:43

    Skytrax is not a poll. It’s a point of reference where the middke eastern airlines can curry favour with free flights or bribes for skytrax employees.
    Without question Qatar is a good airline as is Emirites. These rwo jostle for the number 1 slot most years, 6 out of 7 of the last two awards went to them.

    IMO turkish should be up there.

    The reality is Airtrax ratings are very subjective. This award is more to do with the isolation of Qatar in the middle east than anything I’ve experienced on my flights with them (5 flights in 2017)

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