This Airline Has the Best Economy Class in the World

This Airline Has the Best Economy Class in the World

Thai Airways International has been named the world’s best economy class airline for 2017 by Skytrax, in a sideline event to the Paris Air Show. 

In official release, Skytrax honored Thai Airways for its "quality passenger satisfaction of the front-line Economy Class product and staff service standards that airline provide across both the cabin and airport environments."

Besides the recognition to Thailand’s national carrier, another Thai airline - Bangkok Airways - received the award for "world’s best regional airline". 

Thai Airways was placed as the world's eleventh best airline, moving up two notches from 13th in 2016.

The latest survey was conducted between August 2016 and May 2017, attracting 19.87 million eligible entries with participants from 105 nations.

Thai Airways at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Thai Airways at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok. Image: Wikimedia Commons


Often referred to as "The Oscars of the aviation industry", World Airline Awards are a global benchmark of airline excellence.

The survey covered over 325 airlines, from the largest international airlines to smaller domestic carriers, measuring quality standards for 41 Key Performance Indicators across front-line product and service factors in the airport and on-board environments.

Here are the complete list of World's Best Economy Class Airlines 2017:

  1. Thai Airways
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. Asiana Airlines
  4. Garuda Indonesia
  5. Singapore Airlines
  6. Japan Airlines
  7. Emirates
  8. ANA All Nippon Airways
  9. Eva Air
  10. Lufthansa
  11. Turkish Airlines
  12. Hainan Airlines
  13. Virgin Australia
  14. Saudi Arabian Airlines
  15. China Airlines
  16. Qantas Airways
  17. Bangkok Airways
  18. Air New Zealand
  19. Oman Air
  20. Malaysia Airlines

Indah Gilang Pusparani

Indah is a researcher at Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Daerah Kota Cirebon (Regional Development Planning and Research Agency of Cirebon Municipality). She covers More international relations, tourism, and startups in Southeast Asia region and beyond. Indah graduated from MSc Development Administration and Planning from University College London, United Kingdom in 2015. She finished bachelor degree from International Relations from University of Indonesia in 2014, with two exchange programs in Political Science at National University of Singapore and New Media in Journalism at Ball State University, USA. She was awarded Diplomacy Award at Harvard World Model United Nations and named as Indonesian Gifted Researcher by Australian National University. She is Researcher at Regional Planning Board in Cirebon, West Java. She previously worked as Editor in Bening Communication, the Commonwealth Parliament Association UK, and diplomacy consulting firm Best Delegate LLC in USA. Less
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