Sunday, 22 September, 2019


Fiji Airways awarded coveted Skytrax 4-Star rating

Fiji Airways awarded coveted Skytrax 4-Star rating Fiji Airways awarded coveted Skytrax 4-Star rating
Conrad Doyle | 20 June, 2019, 12:28

The Gulf carrier reclaimed the top spot - which it ceded to SIA in last year's edition - at the 2019 World Airline Awards in Paris on Tuesday (June 18).

Qatar Airways (QTR) has taken over the number one spot as the best airline for 2019, according to Skytrax. As a result, Air Serbia and Adria retained their positions from a year ago, while Croatia Airlines fell back two spots.

Fiji Airways says the 4-Star Rating and Best Airline Staff Award cap off a great first half of 2019 for the airline, having recently announced more investments with two new additions to its widebody fleet, the Airbus A350 XWB.

He further disclosed that the company also won "Best Business Class in Africa" as well as "Best Economy Class in Africa" at the award ceremony.

The Star Alliance, of which Air Canada is a founding member, has also been named world's best airline alliance by Skytrax.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: "We are thrilled to be globally recognised by our customers by winning these four prestigious awards".

Rounding out this year's top 10 carriers are Japan's All Nippon Airways (3rd), Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific (4th) and UAE's Emirates (5th), followed by Eva Air, Hainan Airlines, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, and Thai Airways, respectively.

This award marks the eighth time in the past 10 years the carrier has been selected as the best in North America by the World Airline Awards.

Skytrax has been tracking and ranking the performances of the world's carriers for the past 19 years. For these World Airline Awards, regional airlines were defined as full service / hybrid carriers that primarily operate domestic or worldwide flights up to approximately six hours.

Initiated by UK-based consultancy and airline and airport reviewer Skytrax, the annual event is often referred to as the "Oscars in the world of aviation".

The rankings are determined by a consumer survey of more than 21 million people, representing more than 100 different nationalities around the world.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards are one of the most sought after quality accolades for airlines.

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