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Qatar Airways Named World’s Best Airline at Skytrax 2017 World Airline Awards

Qatar Airways Named World’s Best Airline at Skytrax 2017 World Airline Awards

Qatar Airways has been announced as ‘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.

AirAsia won World’s Best Low-Cost Airline, Etihad Airways won World’s Best First Class, Qantas won World’s Best Premium Economy Class, Thai Airways won World’s Best Economy Class, and Bangkok Airways won World’s Best Regional Airline.

The survey enables any airline in the world to be nominated, allowing travellers to make their own choice, underlining the brand as the Passenger’s Choice Awards.

19.87 million eligible survey entries were counted in the final results, and 105 nationalities participated in the survey from August 2016 to May 2017. The survey covered over 325 airlines, from largest international airlines to smaller domestic carriers, measuring quality standards for 41 KPIs across front-line product and service factors in the airport and onboard environments.

Key Results

The full Award results are available to view at: World Airline Awards

World’s Top 20 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

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 First Class

  1. Etihad Airways
  2. Emirates
  3. Lufthansa
  4. Air France
  5. Singapore Airlines
  6. ANA All Nippon Airways
  7. Cathay Pacific
  8. Qatar Airways
  9. Japan Airlines
  10. Qantas Airways

World’s Best Business Class

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. ANA All Nippon Airways
  3. Singapore Airlines
  4. Etihad Airways
  5. Lufthansa
  6. Turkish Airlines
  7. Garuda Indonesia
  8. Cathay Pacific
  9. Emirates
  10. EVA Air

World’s Best Premium Economy Class

  1. Qantas Airways
  2. Air New Zealand
  3. Lufthansa
  4. Singapore Airlines
  5. Air France
  6. Japan Airlines
  7. Virgin Australia
  8. China Airlines
  9. Aeroflot Russian Airlines
  10. ANA All Nippon Airways

World’s Best Economy Class

  1. Thai Airways
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. Asiana Airlines
  4. Garuda Indonesia
  5. Singapore Airlines
  6. Japan Airlines
  7. Emirates
  8. ANA All Nippon Airways
  9. EVA Air
  10. Lufthansa

World’s Best Regional Airlines

  1. Bangkok Airways
  2. Hong Kong Airlines
  3. Cathay Dragon
  4. Alaska Airlines
  5. Aegean Airlines
  6. Avianca
  7. Porter Airlines
  8. SilkAir
  9. Copa Airlines
  10. Juneyao Airlines

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

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
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