The plane surveys keep on coming. Just a few weeks ago, Trip Doctor reported on a slew of recent polls that give insight into what Americans think about flying nowadays. And at the recent Paris Air Show, Skytrax announced its winners for the 2013 World Airline Awards. While the surveys we wrote about earlier show what American flyers are thinking, the Skytrax awards offer a more global scope, with respondents from over 160 countries taking part in the poll.
Some of the takeaways?
Emirates earns the coveted “Airline of the Year,” and wins for best Inflight Entertainment
Garuda Indonesia wins best Economy Class Seats and best Economy Class overall, making it a Top 10 scorer for the first time
All Nipon Airways claims the best Aircraft Cabin Cleanliness award
Cathay Pacific Airways is awarded best Cabin Staff
Etihad Airways nabs best First Class Seats and best First Class overall
AirAsia is the best Low-Cost Airline
If you’re thinking that the list seems dominated by Asian and Middle Eastern airlines, you’re correct. Of the Top 10 airlines, only 10th ranked Qantas hails from outside Asia and the Middle East.
See the full results here.
Peter Schlesinger is a research assistant at Travel + Leisure and a member of the Trip Doctor News Team.