World’s Best Airline in 2017
Skytrax 2017 airline ranking results are just published on 20 June 2017 in the Paris Air Show, and …
Qatar Airways claimed 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. According to 12 June 2017 Financial Times , It has been averaging capacity growth rates of about 20 per cent a year over the past decade. Too bad that recent geopolitical events in the Middle East with neighbouring countries severing diplomatic relations with Qatar seems to have seriously limited its available flight paths- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have imposed an air, sea and land transport ban on Qatar. Many of Qatar flights can only now fly via Iran.
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.
Cathay Pacific, which recently has been plagued with significant redundancies, was ranked 5th, another drop 3 years in a row; while EVA has risen 2 ranks from 8th in 2016 to 6th this year. You can see the 2016 results in my post here.
Referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, the World Airline Awards are held in high esteem for clarity of process and independence, with no outside sponsorship or external influence. The survey voting processes and awards results analysis were subject to detailed, independent assessment by the UK advertising authority (ASA) in 2015 and found fully compliant, transparent and independent.
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 KPI’s across front-line product and service factors in the Airport and Onboard environments. View the full » World Airline Awards Methodology
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