Air New Ze­a­land ta­kes gong for over­all ser­vi­ce

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

ENGLAND - Air New Ze­a­land has been crow­ned best air­li­ne in the world for the fourth con­se­cu­ti­ve year, with Bri­tish Air­ways and Vir­gin At­lan­tic al­so ra­ted in the top 10 in the glo­bal ran­kings. Eti­had’s opu­lent sui­tes se­cu­red the car­ri­er the ac­co­la­de for best first-class ca­bin but for eco­no­my ca­bins, Singapo­re Air­li­nes scoop­ed the top pri­ze. Other win­ners of the an­nu­al Air­li­ne Ex­cel­len­ce and Top 10 awards in­clu­de Vir­gin Au­stra­lia, which took the tit­le for best bu­si­ness ca­bin and Emi­ra­tes was prai­sed for of­fe­ring the best in-flight ex­pe­rien­ce. The 2017 awards we­re ge­ne­ra­ted by glo­bal pro­duct and sa­fe­ty web­si­te air­li­ne­ra­tings.com, which ran­ked the top air­li­nes over­all, best ca­bins of each class and high­ligh­ted the best en­ter­tain­ment, ca­te­ring and ca­bin crew world­wi­de. To be na­med one of the top ten air­li­nes in the world, car­riers ha­ve to show lea­ding in­no­va­ti­ons in pas­sen­ger com­fort and must ha­ve achie­ved a se­ven-star sa­fe­ty sta­tus. Air New Ze­a­land was ho­no­red for the fourth year due to its in-flight in­no­va­ti­ons, fi­nan­ci­al per­for­man­ce and en­vi­ron­men­tal lea­der­ship and com­mit­ment to a young fleet, ac­cor­ding to the Au­stra­lia-ba­sed web­si­te. Air­li­ne­Ra­tings.com edi­tor-in-chief Ge­of­frey Tho­mas said: ‘In our ob­jec­ti­ve ana­ly­sis Air New Ze­a­land ca­me out num­ber one in vir­tu­al­ly all of our au­dit cri­te­ria, which is an ex­cep­ti­o­nal per­for­man­ce.’ The air­li­ne al­so took the top gong for best pre­mi­um eco­no­my class for the third ti­me, in a year which has seen in­vest­ments in a stream­li­ned and re­fur­bis­hed fleet, a mul­ti-mil­li­on dol­lar loun­ge re­de­vel­op­ment and three new international rou­tes. Au­stra­li­an air­li­ne Qan­tas scoop­ed the se­cond pri­ze le­a­ping up from fourth pla­ce last year. Avi­a­ti­on stal­wart Singapo­re Air­li­nes took third pla­ce af­ter in­tro­du­cing its new pre­mi­um eco­no­my, re­vam­ped bu­si­ness class and the new A350, this past year. It was al­so awar­ded a pri­ze for best eco­no­my of­fe­ring. The Hong Kong flag car­ri­er, Cat­hay Pa­ci­fic, held the fourth spot this year whi­le Vir­gin At­lan­tic/ Vir­gin Au­stra­lia mo­ved three pla­ces hig­her, ta­king the num­ber fi­ve slot. Vir­gin Au­stra­lia has in­tro­du­ced its new bu­si­ness class whi­le Vir­gin At­lan­tic rein­tro­du­ced a num­ber of 787s. Bri­tish Air­ways has stor­med in­to the top 10 at num­ber six fol­lo­wing the in­tro­duc­ti­on of its 787s and A380s whi­le rol­ling out ca­bin en­han­ce­ments. Air­li­ne­ra­tings.com de­vel­o­ped its se­ven-star ra­tings sy­s­tem af­ter two ye­ars of eva­lu­a­ti­on and the sy­s­tem is now en­dor­sed by the International Ci­vil Avi­a­ti­on Or­ga­ni­za­ti­on.

(dai­ly­mail.co.uk)

Air New Ze­a­land ca­me out num­ber one in vir­tu­al­ly all of the au­dit cri­te­ria of Air­li­ne­Ra­tings.com. (Pho­to: as­pi­rea­vi­a­ti­on)

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