The Best Airline in the World, According to Skytrax Awards 2017

Air Asia, and Air Asia X won four awards at the Skytrax Awards here at the Paris airshow on Tuesday, including that for world's best low-priced airline.

One of the world's fastest-growing airlines, Qatar Airways also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including Best Airline in the Middle East, World's Best Business Class and World's Best First Class Airline Lounge.

AirAsia has been named the World's Best Low-Cost Airline at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards nine times in a row from 2009 to 2017. Singapore Airlines came in second, and ANA All Nippon Airways at third.

In the category of the world's best regional airlines, Hong Kong's carriers lost out to Bangkok Airways, which took first place.

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Skytrax announced the world's top 100 Airlines, voted for by airline customers, at the World Airline Awards held at the Paris Air Show in France.

Skytrax are specialist research and quality advisors to the air transport industry are focusing into evaluating airlines and airport of which it has programmes namely - the world airline awards (Skytrax World Airline Awards), the world airline audit, among others. But now, Qatar Airways, with their "extravagant lounges", is back on top.

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The award comes as the Doha-based airline struggles to deal with an attempt by Qatar's neighbors to isolate the country.

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AirAsia also won the title for Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia.

In response to the Skytrax recognition, a Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon spokeswoman said: "Every award serves as a motivation to us".

On 5 June, Saudi Arabia and allied states cut all ties with Qatar, closing its only land border, banning planes from their airspace and barring Qatari nationals from passing through their airports.

In addition, the Doha-based airline has been dealing with the financial fallout from restrictions on travel and large electronics issued by the U.S. and United Kingdom governments earlier this year. However, it slid down to third place a year ago, after being overtaken by carriers Emirates and Qatar. Follow @Fly_Norwegian on Twitter, join the discussion on Facebook and keep up with our adventures on Instagram.

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