Air Canada named Best Airline in North America

Gladys Abbott
June 21, 2017

Aeroflot has again scooped the title of Best Airline in Eastern Europe at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, held today at the Paris International Air Show at Le Bourget.

On behalf of Air Asia, Group Cabin Crew Head Suhaila Hassan, who has been with the company for 20 years, accepted the award, flanked by AirAsia ambassador David Foster and Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos.

The awards won by Turkey's national airline included "Best Airline in Southern Europe", "Best Business Class Onboard Catering", "World's Best Business Class Lounge", and "Best Business Class Dining Lounge". The awards were presented to Turkish Airlines' board and executive committee chairman, İlker Aycı, by the CEO of Skytrax, Edward Plaisted, a follow-up press release said.

As the most respected global airline passenger survey organisation in the industry, Skytrax evaluates traveller experiences across different airport service and product key performance indicators. "The World Airline Awards are one of the most prestigious accolades in the world airline industry and are a global benchmark of airline excellence", the statement said.

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AirAsia was named the world's best low-priced airline, while Garuda Indonesia can officially claim the world's top cabin crew. Air Canada was announced as the victor of Best Airline in North America and Air Canada president of passenger airlines credit the large route network and worldwide flights.

Aeroflot participated this year for the first time as a 4-Star Airline, having become the first Russian airline to gain this status from Skytrax in 2016.

As cabin classes go, Etihad was awarded first prize for First Class, Qatar Airways won for Business Class, Qantas claimed best Premium Economy, and Thai Airways was awarded world's best Economy class.

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