In the recent annual Skytrax World Airline Awards, the top airlines were revealed.
However, not one was from Europe.
The results, which are voted for by passengers, showed that the Top 10, bar 1, was taken by Far Eastern airlines.
The winner was Qatar Airways . They were closely followed by Singapore Airlines in second place, and in third place, Cathy Pacific; who were last year’s winners.
Other airlines to have made the Top 10 cut include All Nippon Airways, Emirates, Etihad, Eva Air, Garuda Indonesia and Turkish Airlines. The closest a European airline managed was 12th place by Lufthansa, having ranked 10th place last year so still slipping two places this year.
British Airways fell two places, seeing it in at 20th position, a drop of three places compared to last year.
However, family holiday favourite, Thomson Airways was voted World’s Best Leisure Airline for the fifth time in six years. Speaking about the award at the prestigious Paris Air Show, was Managing Director, John Murphy, who said, “We are extremely proud to have won the World’s Best Leisure Airline again. We remain committed to ensuring customers can fly from the airport closest to their doorstep to a great selection of destinations, so have focused on offering more long haul routes on our Dreamliner from regional airports.”