Turkish Airlines wins big at Skytrax Awards

Joy Montgomery
June 22, 2017

Gulf-based carrier Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the World at the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards during the Paris Air Show.

It seems Qatar's flagship airline has beaten out fellow Middle Eastern top dog Emirates to gain the title of best airline in the world.

The awards, known as the "Oscars of the aviation industry", was presented to Asia's largest low-priced carrier at a ceremony held at Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, Le Bourget Airport in Paris on Tuesday.

Singapore's national carrier - the country's pride and joy - has clinched second spot in the annual passenger survey of the world's top 100 airlines by Skytrax.

In addition to its worldwide win, Air Transat was recently voted Best Charter Airline at the 18th annual Agents' Choice Awards, conducted by Canadian Travel Press, Travel Courier and TravelPress.com, for the 10th consecutive year. This award is also a reflection of the hard work and dedication of every employee at Qatar Airways.

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These awards are based on unsolicited customer feedback, which makes them the benchmark of airline excellence.

Passengers in the survey ranked Hong Kong airlines as the 10th "most improved" airline in the world, noting efforts by the third-biggest carrier in the city to move towards being an influential intercontinental airline rival for Cathay Pacific.

The prestigious awards received in Paris today mark yet another busy year for Qatar Airways as the airline looks ahead to no less than 24 new destinations to be launched, new aircraft deliveries, the roll-out of the revolutionary Qsuite across the fleet and continued celebrations of the 20 year anniversary. We also want to recreate ourselves as a digital airline and use technology to drive more value. This also includes an outright ban on Qatar Airways from their airspace. It's been an incredible 20 years, being part of AirAsia's journey from a domestic Malaysian airline to the world's best.

Last week, al-Baker said in a statement that Qatar Airways was largely unaffected by the boycott decision, operating some 1,200 flights in the first week of the crisis, 90 percent of which took off within 15 minutes of their scheduled departure times. Follow @Fly_Norwegian on Twitter, join the discussion on Facebook and keep up with our adventures on Instagram.

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