Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The best airlines in the world

Attended by leading figures from the global aviation industry, the Skytrax World Airline Awards were held at the Farnborough Air Show on 12th July 2012.


India-based budget carrier IndiGo triumphed at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards. IndiGo has received an award for the Best Low Cost Airline in Central Asia and India and also for the Best Airline Staff Service in Central Asia and India.

Qatar Airways once again triumphed at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards, winning three top accolades including the main award as Best Airline in the World for the second year running. Qatar Airways retained the coveted title of Airline of the Year 2012 and notched up two further awards - Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh consecutive year and the Best Airline Staff Service award in the Middle East.

Malaysia Airlines received the 5-Star Airline certification and their real success was winning the award for World's Best Cabin Staff. The Malaysia Airlines Satay Service was also honoured as the Best Airline Signature Dish.

AirAsia wins the award as the World's Best Low-Cost Airline, a fantastic achievement being the fourth consecutive year that AirAsia has triumphed in this global category.

The World Airline Awards provided a double success for Garuda Indonesia. The airline's President , Emirsyah Satar accepted the award for the World's Best Regional Airline and the Best Regional Airline Asia.

South African Airways (SAA) was named the Best Airline in Africa for the 10th year in a row, also receiving the Award for the Best Airline Staff Service in Africa

Oman Air were named winner of the world's Best Business Class Seat for the second year running.

Air Transat was named as the World's Best Leisure Airline by air travelers.


Air Canada continued winning streak being named as the Best International Airline in North America.


Cathay Pacific received great commendation of their new product by winning the award for World's Best Business Class.


Etihad Airways has landed all three First Class titles at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2012, winning the Best First Class Airline title, as well as being the winner of awards for Best First Class Seats and Best First Class Airline Catering.


Emirates achieved a remarkable repeat success at the 2012 World Airline Awards, with air travellers worldwide again naming Emirates as having the World's Best Airline Inflight Entertainment.

Virgin America scored a hat-trick of success at the 2012 World Airline Awards, with air travelers voting Virgin America as the Best Domestic Airline in North America, the Best Low-Cost Airline in North America, and the Best Airline Staff Service in North America.

Virgin Australia was recognised at the prestigious 2012 Skytrax World Airline Awards for Best Airline in the Australia Pacific region, and the Best Airline Staff Service in the Australia Pacific region.

For the second year in a row, Turkish Airlines is named Europe’s Best Airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards


Finnair continues winning streak being named the repeat winner of the Best Airline in Northern Europe award for 2012


Jetstar Airways won the award for Best Low-Cost Airline in Australia & Pacific..

NA All Nippon Airways, had a good year at the awards entering the Top 10 Global Airline ranking at Number 5.

Aegean Airlines achieved a hat-trick success at the World Airline Awards, with travellers again voting Aegean Airlines as Best Regional Airline in Europe.

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