Thursday, 22 June 2017

Qatar Airways voted the World’s Best Airline in 2017

After all the issues QATAR have had in the past few weeks this is fantastic news for them.
Congratulations QATAR what an amazing effort.

QATAR B777-3DZ A7-BAF (CN 37661)               File Photo

Qatar Airways was today announced the World’s Best Airline at the SKYTRAX 2017 World Airline Awards. Voted Best Airline by travellers across the world in the annual passenger survey, the Doha based carrier has now won the prestigious Airline of the Year title for a fourth time. Qatar Airways enjoyed further success by winning major awards for the World’s Best Business Class, the World’s Best First Class Lounge and as the Best Airline in the Middle East.
Singapore Airlines, a perennial favourite in the awards was ranked No. 2 in the world, also receiving awards as the Best Airline in Asia, the World’s Best Business Class seat and for having the Best Premium Economy Onboard Catering.

The World’s Top 20 Airlines 2017

2016 Rating
1.Qatar Airways2
2.Singapore Airlines3
3.ANA All Nippon Airways5
5.Cathay Pacific4
6.EVA Air8
8.Etihad Airways6
9.Hainan Airlines12
10.Garuda Indonesia11
11.Thai Airways13
12.Turkish Airlines7
13.Virgin Australia18
14.Swiss Int'l Air Lines15
15.Qantas Airways9
16.Japan Airlines21
18.Air France14
19.Air New Zealand17
20.Asiana Airlines 16

Virgin Australia have climbed 5 spots while QANTAS dropped 6 spots on the ladder.

Other awards that were handed out were

World’s Best Cabin Staff

  1. Garuda Indonesia
  2. ANA All Nippon Airways
  3. EVA Air
  4. Thai Airways
  5. Singapore Airlines
  6. Qatar Airways
  7. Asiana Airlines
  8. Japan Airlines
  9. Cathay Pacific
  10. Hainan Airlines
  11. Austrian
  12. Lufthansa
  13. Oman Air
  14. Etihad Airways
  15. Emirates
  16. Malaysia Airlines
  17. KLM
  18. Virgin Australia
  19. Swiss Int’l Air Lines
  20. Turkish Airlines
I am really surprised to see Emirates at 15th. Our own airline QANTAS didn't make the list but Virgin Australia did..

World’s Best Inflight Entertainment

  1. Emirates
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. Singapore Airlines
  4. Turkish Airlines
  5. Virgin Atlantic
  6. Lufthansa
  7. Qantas Airways
  8. Etihad Airways
  9. Delta Air Lines
  10. Thai Airways

World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness

  1. EVA Air
  2. ANA All Nippon Airways
  3. Japan Airlines
  4. Asiana Airlines
  5. Cathay Pacific
  6. Hainan Airlines
  7. Korean Air
  8. Qatar Airways
  9. Singapore Airlines
  10. Lufthansa

World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines

  1. AirAsia
  2. Norwegian
  3. jetBlue Airways
  4. easyJet
  5. Virgin America
  6. Jetstar Airways
  7. AirAsiaX
  8. Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
  9. Southwest Airlines
  10. Indigo

World's Best Regional Airlines 2017

1.Bangkok Airways
2.Hong Kong Airlines
3.Cathay Dragon
4.Alaska Airlines
5.Aegean Airlines
7.Porter Airlines
9.Copa Airlines
10.Juneyao Airlines
11.American Eagle Airlines
12.Air Nostrum
13.Air Malta
14.Xiamen Airlines
15.S7 Airlines
16.Royal Air Maroc
17.Shenzhen Airlines
18.Tianjin Airlines
20.Air Serbia

All this information and more can be found here
Where did your favorite airline finish up?

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