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World’s best carriers (and crew) revealed at airline Oscars


Qantas voted among top ten airlines in world

The winners at this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards have been revealed, with Qatar Airways named best carrier of 2015. Singapore Airlines, who had finished third for the past three years, was declared runner-up, while 2014 winner Cathay Pacific finished in third place.

 

Image Axel Heimken

 

Qantas improved on its 11th place finish in 2014, by just breaking into the top ten in tenth position, while Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand ranked 16th and 17th respectively. Jetstar placed 41st.

 

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One of the most coveted prizes at the awards ceremony, held at this week’s Paris Airshow, is the gong for Best Airline Cabin Staff, which was won for the second time in a row by Garuda Indonesia. The cabin crew award covers ‘hard’ service such as techniques, efficiency and attention as well as 'soft' service features such as staff enthusiasm, attitude and friendliness.

 

The World Airline Awards takes into account the opinions of travellers from across the globe and is the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey.

 

TOP TEN AIRLINES OF 2015

1   Qatar Airways

2   Singapore Airlines

3   Cathay Pacific Airways

4   Turkish Airlines

5   Emirates

6   Etihad Airways

7   ANA All Nippon Airways

8   Garuda Indonesia

9   EVA Air

10 Qantas Airways

 

The World’s Best Cabin Staff

1   Garuda Indonesia

2   Cathay Pacific

3   Singapore Airlines

4   Asiana Airlines

5   Malaysia Airlines

6   Qatar Airways

7   EVA Air

8   ANA All Nippon Airways

9   Thai Airways

10 Hainan Airlines

 


Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 17 June 2015


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