Qatar Airways, AirAsia bag Skytrax best airline awards

Qatar Airways, AirAsia bag Skytrax best airline awards

Qatar Airways was named "Airline of the Year" by the air transport ratings group Skytrax at the Paris Air Show, reports CNN Money.

Mansury, said, "The "World's Best Cabin Crew" award is another remarkable milestone for our airline, and Garuda Indonesia proudly accepts the achievement for our beloved nation, Indonesia".

ANA has once again been recognized as the world's leading airline in two categories at the prestigious 2017 World Airline Awards hosted by SKYTRAX.

As the most respected global airline passenger survey organization in the industry, Skytrax evaluates traveler experiences across different airports with service and product key performance indicators. "It's a good feeling", he said in a press briefing at the sidelines of the International Paris Air Show. The survey covers over 325 airlines, from the largest worldwide airlines to smaller domestic carriers, measuring quality standards for 41 KPIs across front-line product and service factors in the airport and onboard environments.

AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, said the company was honoured to receive the awards and it reflected the company's commitment to deliver only the best for the valued guests.

So why are other airlines faring so much better than North American ones? Our recognition at Skytrax this year is especially important as these awards are voted by travellers. It reclaimed the honour after having finished second in 2016 when its rival airline, Emirates, based in Dubai, won the honour.


AirAsia bagged other awards that day, including best low cost airline in Asia.

The carrier's fast growing fleet is contributing heavily to the economies in Europe and the U.S. It is the largest customer for the Airbus A350 and one of the biggest buyers of U.S. -made Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

"They have the right to be proud, but I think they have a lot of room for improvement compared to the top 20 airlines".

Skytrax has announced on Tuesday the results of their annual passenger satisfaction survey, the World Airline Awards, which ranked Doha-based Qatar Airways as the top airline in the world.

The world's best airline award for 2017 went to Qatar Airways, which took the title from fellow Middle Eastern carrier Emirates.

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