Qatar Airways this year made history by becoming 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 member of the oneworld Alliance 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. Later in July, flights to Nice, France will begin.
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.
So far, Emirates won World’s Best Inflight Entertainment for the past 13 years, Garuda Indonesia won World’s Best Cabin Staff, EVA Air (of Taiwan) won World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleaniness, World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines goes to AirAsia at number 1, followed by Norwegian at number 2. World’s Best First Class goes to Etihad Airways because of the First Apartments for their A380s, Qatar Airways wins World’s Best Business Class (Qsuites is debuting on Boeing 777 jets), World’s Best Premium Economy Class goes to Qantas and World’s Best Economy Class goes to Thai Airways. Finally World’s Best Regional Airlines goes to Bangkok Airways, whic beats Singapore Airlines’ regional affiliate SilkAir to rank #1.
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