Asia's Oldest Airline Among World's Most Improved Airlines

Asia's Oldest Airline Among World's Most Improved Airlines

Philippines's flag carrier Philippine Airlines' (PAL) rank in the World's Top 100 Airlines improved as it has obtained the 67th spot. It is also recognized as being among the World's 10 Most Improved Airlines, which is one of the award categories of the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards.

According to the World Airline Awards website, the award "reflects an airline's quality improvement across the entire Airline Awards programme. This analyses an airline's change within the global rating, and their performance improvements in many of the award categories (eg. airport service, cabin staff, catering, IFE etc) to identify the most improved over the last 12 months."

Philippines Airlines fleet | Arabian Business
Philippines Airlines fleet | Arabian Business


Together with PAL, Spain's flag carrier Iberia, Hainan Airlines, a five-star airline in China, European low-cost carrier Ryanair, Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopia's flag carrier, Fiji Airways, Fiji's flag carrier, Germany's Lufthansa, one of the world's largest airline, China Airlines, Taiwan's flag carrier, and Hong Kong Airlines, were also recognized as among the World's Most Improved Airlines.

In 2016, PAL was ranked 83rd. PAL is Asia's oldest existing airlines, established in 1941.

According to the Skytrax World Airline Awards website, this year's World Airline Awards was held at the Paris Air Show on June 20. The results were released after airline customers voted around the world.

"This is the fourth time that Skytrax have staged the Awards event at Paris Air Show, and the Air Show organisers (GIFAS) have provided the fabulous Air and Space Museum as the venue," according to the website post.

"Paris Air Show is the world's best-known and most prestigious aerospace event, and Skytrax are honoured to welcome the bosses from airlines around the world to the Award ceremony," it added.

The survey was conducted from August 2016 to May 2017 wherein 19.87 million eligible survey entries were counted in the final results.

A total of 320 airlines were featured in the survey.

The Top Ten Airlines in 2017 are the following:

  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • ANA All Nippon Airways
  • Emirates
  • Cathay Pacific
  • EVA Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Etihad Airways
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Garuda Indonesia

Established in 1989, London-based Skytrax is the international air transport rating organization.

Skytrax undertakes qualitative product, service and passenger audits and research studies for airlines, airline alliances, airports and related air transport suppliers across the globe. 

Source : | | GMA |

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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