Christian Stan, at 22 Jun. 17, in Airlines, News

The core company of the Lufthansa Group was honored as the best airline in Europe this Tuesday in Paris and thus passed the previous European champion Turkish Airlines. The British market research institute Skytrax had previously surveyed some 18 million passengers from over 160 countries worldwide.

The Skytrax World Airline Awards are awarded to airlines by passengers. Lufthansa successfully secured first place in three categories this year: ‘Best Airline in Europe’, ‘Best Airline in Western Europe’ and ‘Best First Class Lounge Dining’.

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr thanked his employees for their commitment and set further goals. “I hope this is the prelude to the five-star airline,” he told the media.  Globally, only nine airlines carry this highest assessment level, which Lufthansa has been striving for years. If it were successful, it would be the first European airline with five stars. Currently, it was ranked 7th in the global ranking, while Qatar Airways regained the top spot lost to Emirates last year.

The World’s Top 20 Airlines 2017

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. ANA All Nippon Airways
  4. Emirates
  5. Cathay Pacific
  6. EVA Air
  7. Lufthansa
  8. Etihad Airways
  9. Hainan Airlines
  10. Garuda Indonesia
  11. Thai Airways
  12. Turkish Airlines
  13. Virgin Australia
  14. Swiss Int’l Air Lines
  15. Qantas Airways
  16. Japan Airlines
  17. Austrian
  18. Air France
  19. Air New Zealand
  20. Asiana Airlines

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