June, 2nd 2017, Skytrax presented the winners of its Skytrax 2017 World Airline Awards at the Paris Air Show 2017. The Doha based carrier, Qatar Airways won the World’s Best Airline which was held by its neighbouring Dubai based carrier, Emirates.
Overall, airlines from Asia dominate the elite end of Skytrax’s rankings — taking nine of the top 10 spots. At the same time, no US airline cracked the top 30. Delta got the closest to the top with a 32nd place finish.
The Skytrax rankings are based on the impressions of 19.87 million travelers from 105 different countries. The survey, which covered more than 325 airlines, measured 49 parameters ranging from boarding procedures to seat comfort to the quality of service.
World’s Best Airline: Qatar Airways
World’s Best First Class: Etihad Airways
World’s Best Economy Class: Thai Airways
World’s Best Low Cost Airline: Air Asia
World’s Best Airline in North America: Air Canada
World’s Best Airline in South America: Avianca
World’s Best Airline in Asia: Singapore Airlines
World’s Best Airline in North of Europe: Finnair
World’s Best Airline in Western Europe: Lufthansa
World’s Best Airline in South of Europe: Turkish Airlines
World’s Best Regional Airline: Bangkok Airlines
World’s Most Improved Airline: Saudi Arabian
World’s Best Cabin Staff: Garuda Indonesia