- Ethiopian Scoops Africa’s Top Airlines Award at Paris Air Show
ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopian airlines has been named as Africa’s top airline for third time in row as Qatar Airways nabbed the top spot in the globe at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
Airline leaders and top airline management from across the globe on Tuesday attended the 2019 World Airline Awards held at Paris Air Show.
Officials of Ethiopians received their accolades voted for by customers, after winning the ‘Best Airline in Africa’ for 3rd consecutive Year, according to the airlines.
South African Airways and Air Mauritius voted second and third, respectively.
Qatar Airways scooped the top award being named the World’s Best Airline, together with awards for the World’s Best Business Class, the World’s Best Business Class Seat and the Best Airline in the Middle East.
Singapore Airlines won a top accolade as the World’s Best Cabin Crew, and was also honored with awards for the World’s Best First Class, the Best Airline in Asia and the World’s Best First Class Seat.
Edward Plaisted of Skytrax said: “All of today’s award winning airlines are voted for by customers, and the focus of our annual survey is for travelers to make their own, personal choices as to which airlines they consider to be best”.
He also said, “We operate the survey and awards in a 100% independent and impartial format according to the commitment we gave back in 1999, and whilst every winner may not be the favorite of everyone, those that disagree should understand that these are the Passenger’s Choice Awards.”