Aer Lingus & Ryanair Make Skytrax's Top 100 Airline List For 2017

Posted June 22, 2017

IndiGo, India's largest and fastest growing airline, on Tuesday won the award for being the BestALow Cost Airline in Central Asia and India at the Skytrax World Airline Awards at the International Paris Air Show 2017.

It was Qatar Airways' fourth win for best airline in the past 10 years after it secured the top spot in 2011, 2012, and 2015.

"This award is a testimony to IndiGo's continued success and the consistent strategy that has defined its unmatched performance, year after year".

Malaysia's AirAsia Group was named the world's best low-priced airline during the so-called Oscars of the aviation industry on Tuesday. The awards were announced at the Paris Air Show yesterday. "We are committed to providing the very best experience to our passengers throughout their journey and we constantly develop our service both on the ground and in the air while staying true to our renowned Nordic hospitality", said Piia Karhu SVP, Customer Experience at Finnair.

The success of the commercial falls during the same week as this year's Paris Air Show, where QA revealed the first aircraft retrofitted with its new, award-winning Business Class concept, Qsuite, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to gathered crowds of industry representatives and worldwide media.

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In addition to the World's Best Cabin Staff award, Garuda Indonesia has maintained its reputation as a five-star airline, including being named as Top 5 World's Best Airlines in Asia, Top 10 World's Best First Class Airlines, Top 10 World's Best Economy Class Airlines, and The Most Loved Airline.

Qatar Airways, the national airline of the crisis-hit Gulf nation of Qatar, has been voted as the Best Airline of 2017 by consumer aviation website, Skytrax.

According to Skytrax, the online survey ran from August 2016 to May 2017, and considered 19.87 million eligible survey entries across 105 countries.

Hassan said, "It's been an incredible 20 years, being part of AirAsia's journey from a domestic Malaysian airline to the world's best". Qatar Airways sponsors world-leading sports teams including FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline's own brand message - Going Places Together.

Novak adds that airlines with more money can invest more into everything from buying better aircrafts to training employees and having better food on board.