World Airline Awards
The World Airline Awards ceremony at the Paris Air Show was attended by top Management of airlines from across the world, with Emirates scooping the Airline of the Year award being named the World's Best Airline by customers

2013 WINNERS
Best Airline Winners
Airline of the Year Most Improved Airline Best Leisure Airline Best Low-Cost Airline Best Inflight Entertainment Best Cabin Staff Best Cabin Cleanliness Best Airline Alliance Best Airport Services Best Transatlantic Airline Best Transpacific Airline
Best by Cabin
First Class Business Class Premium Economy Low-Cost Premium cabin Economy Class
Best Seats
First Class Business Class Premium Economy Low-Cost Premium Seat Economy Class
Best Lounges
Lounge : First Class Lounge : Business Class
Best Catering
Best Airline Signature Dish First Class Meals Business Class Meals Premium Economy Meals Economy Class Meals
Best by Region
Africa Asia Australia / Pacific China Central Asia / India Europe Middle East North America C America / Caribbean South America Europe - Southern Europe - Northern Europe - Western Europe - Eastern
Best Airline Staff
Africa Asia Australia / Pacific China Central Asia / India Europe Middle East North America C America / Caribbean South America
Best Regional Airlines
Worldwide Asia China Europe North America South America
Best Low-Cost Airlines
Worldwide Asia Australia / Pacific Europe Central Asia / India Middle East North America South America


PAST WINNERS
2012 Airline Awards
2011 Airline Awards
2010 Airline Awards
2009 Airline Awards
2011 Airport Awards


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Emirates takes the top honour at the World Airline Awards named by travellers as the World's Best Airline in 2013

Mr Tim Clark, President of Emirates



Paris, 18th June 2013

Edward Plaisted of Skytrax described the World Airline Awards event at Paris Air Show on Tuesday 18th June 2013 "as a massive success, attended by the top Management of airlines from across the world. We were delighted to welcome so many airline Presidents, Chairman, CEO's and others who dedicated their time to attend the Awards ceremony. With more than 275 people at the awards, the atmosphere was buoyant and cheerful, and I also extend personal thanks to Richard Quest of CNN who came to make the global Award presentations in the ceremony. Richard is well-known and recognised across the world airline industry, and proved to be a great success for this event."



World Airline Awards global presentations were made by Richard Quest, CNN's foremost international business correspondent and presenter of Quest Means Business

Emirates scoops the Airline of the Year award as it is named the World's Best Airline at the 2013 World Airline Awards ceremony, which took place today at the Paris Air Show. In addition to this World's Best Airline title, Emirates collected the awards for Best Airline Middle East and the world's Best Inflight Entertainment. The awards are voted on by travellers from more than 160 countries.

Mr Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline said: "These awards are widely regarded as the industry's benchmark for Excellence. For us, the awards clearly reflect a vote of confidence from global travellers, who acknowledge and appreciate our continuous drive to deliver high- quality service. To be voted 'World's Best Airline' by millions of discerning travellers really is something for our 60,000 strong workforce to be proud of."

The winner of World's Best Airline in 2011 and 2012 (Qatar Airways) is ranked No 2 in the global results this year. Qatar Airways collected three awards this year, for the World's Best Business Class cabin, the World's Best Business Class Lounge (for it's Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport, and more recently opened lounge at Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport), and Qatar Airways was also named winner of the Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East category.

Singapore Airlines retained it's third place finish from the 2012 results, and was winner of the Award for the Best Airline in Asia. Other notable changes sees Garuda Indonesia enter the top 10 airlines for the first time, ranked in 8th position, Qantas regains it's Top 10 status in 2013.


TOP 10 AIRLINES

1  Emirates
2  Qatar Airways
3  Singapore Airlines
4  ANA All Nippon Airways
5  Asiana Airlines
6  Cathay Pacific Airways
7  Etihad Airways
8  Garuda Indonesia
9  Turkish Airlines
10 Qantas Airways


Amongst the other major Awards, AirAsia continues it's winning streak as the World's Best Low-Cost Airline, whilst in Europe it is Norwegian that scooped the Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe, pushing easyJet off the top spot for the first time in a number of years.

Cathay Pacific Airways was rewarded with the major service Award, with their cabin crew being voted the World's Best Cabin Staff, and making an admirable climb up the cabin staff rankings in 2013 to achieve this No 1 position.

ANA All Nippon Airways improved their global ranking to No 4, whilst receiving two honours at the awards, being named winner of the World's Best Airline for Airport Services and the new category Award this year for Best Aircraft Cabin Cleanliness - otherwise becoming known as the cleanest airline to travel with.

The World's Best Leisure Airline title returned to the United Kingdom this year, with Thomson Airways being named winner of this major category.

Emirates award for the Best Airline Inflight Entertainment is particularly notable, since this is a title the airline has won for many years, and they are clearly demonstrating some considerable supremacy at keeping their customers entertained.

Russia's Transaero Airlines enjoyed great success, winning the Award as the World's Most Improved Airline. This award is based on their improvement in the global rankings, together with their improved rating in the many survey Product and Service categories.

Dragonair came back in 2013 as a winner, taking the global award as the World's Best Regional Airline.


2013 WORLD AIRLINE AWARDS - Winner results
Best Regional Airline in Europe Aegean Airlines
Best Airline in Eastern Europe Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Best Low-Cost Airline in the Middle East Air Arabia
Best Airline in Central Asia / India Air Astana
Best Staff Service in Central Asia / India Air Astana
Best Airline in North America Air Canada
World's Best Premium Economy Class Air New Zealand
World's Best Premium Economy Class Onboard Catering Air New Zealand
World's Best Premium Economy Class Seats Air New Zealand
World's Best Low-Cost Airline AirAsia
Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia AirAsia
Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Class cabin AirAsia X
Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Class seat AirAsia X
World's Best Airport Services ANA All Nippon Airways
World's Best Aircraft Cabin Cleanliness ANA All Nippon Airways
Best Staff Service in Asia Asiana Airlines
World's Best Economy Class Onboard Catering Asiana Airlines
Best Staff Service in South America Avianca
Best Low-Cost Airline in South America Azul Airlines
World's Best Cabin Staff Cathay Pacific Airways
Best Airline Transpacific Cathay Pacific Airways
Best Airline in C America / Caribbean Copa Airlines
Best Staff Service in C America / Caribbean Copa Airlines
World's Best Regional Airline Dragonair
Best Regional Airline in Asia Dragonair
Airline of the Year 2013 Emirates
World's Best Airline Inflight Entertainment Emirates
Best Airline in the Middle East Emirates
Best Airline Staff Service in Africa Ethiopian Airlines
World's Best First Class Etihad Airways
World's Best First Class Onboard Catering Etihad Airways
World's Best First Class seats Etihad Airways
Best Airline in Northern Europe Finnair
World's Best Economy Class Garuda Indonesia
World's Best Economy Class seats Garuda Indonesia
Best Airline in China Hainan Airlines
Best Airline Staff Service in China Hainan Airlines
Best Low-Cost Airline in Central Asia / India IndiGo
World's Best Business Class seats Japan Airlines
Best Regional Airline North America jetBlue Airways
Best Low-Cost Airline in Australia / Pacific Jetstar Airways
Best Airline Staff Service in Europe KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Best Airline in South America LAN Airlines
World's Best First Class Lounge Lufthansa
Best Airline in Western Europe Lufthansa
Best Airline Transatlantic Lufthansa
World's Best Airline Signature Dish Malaysia Airlines
Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe Norwegian
World's Best Airline Alliance oneworld Alliance
Best Airline Australia / Pacific Qantas Airways
World's Best Business Class Qatar Airways
World's Best Business Class Lounge Qatar Airways
Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East Qatar Airways
Best Regional Airline in China Shenzhen Airlines
Best Airline in Asia Singapore Airlines
Best Airline in Africa South African Airways
World's Best Leisure Airline Thomson Airways
World's Most Improved Airline Transaero Airlines
Best Airline in Europe Turkish Airlines
Best Airline in Southern Europe Turkish Airlines
Best Business Class Onboard Catering Turkish Airlines
Best Low-Cost Airline in North America Virgin America
Best Airline Staff Service in North America Virgin America
Best Staff Service in Australia / Pacific Virgin Australia