On 20th of June, the World Airlines Awards by Skytrax took place. Skytrax is the most recognized airline rating system. Airlines fight hard to get on Skytrax list of airlines, in any announced category whether it’s the list of the best airlines in the world or world’s best economy class. Here is the announced TOP 10 list of the best airlines 2017.
#1 – Qatar Airways
This year Qatar Airways is on top of the most prestigious aviation award “World’s Best Airline”. It’s already the fourth time that Qatar Airways is being named the world’s best airline (previously in 2011,2012 and 2015). Qatar Airways is known for their exquisite on-board services in all cabin classes, hence it’s not surprise travelers gave their votes for the airline.
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#2 Singapore Airlines
Another favorite of the Skytrax awards and one of the top airlines is Singapore Airlines, which ranked No.2 this year. Singapore Airlines is a proud member of Star Alliance and is one of the few airlines that fly to all six inhabited continents.
#3 ANA All Nippon Airways
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The next on the list of best airlines is ANA Airways, another member of Star Alliance and the largest airline in Japan. In 2013 the airline took another prestigious award, being named a 5-Star Airline.
This airline needs no introduction, being awarded as the World’s Best Airline many times in the row. All Emirates flights offer impeccable comfort regardless to the cabin class, their place at the TOP is completely deserved.
#5 Cathay Pacific
Another high class airline closing the TOP 5 of the best airlines in the world is Cathay Pacific, that operates flights to about 170 destinations in 42 countries within Asia, Europe, Oceania, Africa and North America.
#6 EVA Air
This airline joined the Star Alliance relatively late, though its services were evaluated on a high rate and it received numerous other awards as for instance, Best Transpacific Airline, Best Economy Class Airline and other.
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Lufthansa being the only European airline among the best airlines in the world goes steadily up on the list, last year being 2 positions down. Way to go till the TOP!
#8 Etihad Airlines
Another flag carrier and the second-largest airline of the UAE on the list, hold its’ positions on the Skytrax lists year by year. Last year for example the airline received three highly coveted awards for World’s Best First Class Airline, World’s Best First Class Onboard Catering, and World’s Best First Class Airline Seat.
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#9 Hainan Airlines
The 9th among the best airlines in 2017 is Hainan Airlines – the largest civilian-run air transport company and the fourth-largest airline in terms of fleet size in the People’s Republic of China. It’s certified with the highest 5-Star Airline Rating for the Quality of its Onboard product and service.
#10 Garuda Indonesia
And the last one to close the best airlines TOP 10 is Garuda Indonesia.
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