This Award as the world's Best Regional Airline is a most important, global Quality distinction for airlines.
For these World Airline Awards, regional airlines are defined as full service carriers that primarily operate domestic and / or International flights up to approx 6 hours.
Whilst some regional airlines may operate a small number of longer flights, the core market for this airline classification are short / medium haul routes where customer product and service
expectations are different to long haul routes. The 2017 Best Regional Airlines include Bangkok Airways, Aegean Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Alaska Airlines and Avianca.