Airlines flying to/from Cyprus among the world’s best – SKYTRAX


Many airlines which operate services to and from Cyprus have picked up awards at the SKYTRAX 2017 World Airline Awards, including Qatar Airways which was given the prestigious ‘World’s Best Airline’ title.


Voted Best Airline by travellers across the world in the annual passenger survey, the Doha-based carrier has now won the prestigious SKYTRAX 2017 ‘Airline of the Year’ title for a fourth time.


Qatar Airways – operating 12 weekly flights between Doha and Larnaka – enjoyed further success by winning major awards for the ‘World’s Best Business Class’, the ‘World’s Best First Class Lounge’ and the ‘Middle East’s Best Airline’.



Other airlines flying to/from Cyprus made the SKYTRAX 2017 ‘World’s Best Airline’ top 10; Emirates was ranked fourth and Lufthansa seventh.


Emirates – operating direct flights between Dubai, Malta to/from Larnaka – did take home awards; those being the ‘World’s Best Inflight Entertainment’ and ‘Best First Class Comfort Amenities’ titles.



Lufthansa – flying between Frankfurt and Munich to/from Larnaka – also did not leave empty after receiving ‘Europe’s Best Airline’, ‘Western Europe’s Best Airline’ and ‘Best First Class Lounge Dining’ awards.



Norwegian – operating direct flights between London Gatwick, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki to/from Larnaka – picked up the ‘World’s Best Long-Haul Low-Cost Airline’ and ‘Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline’ awards.



Greece’s Aegean Airlines – flying between Athens, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Tel Aviv, Paris, London Heathrow and Beirut to/from Larnaka – was awarded with ‘Europe’s Best Regional Airline’ title.



Thomson Airways – flying direct between the UK and Cyprus – picked up the ‘World’s Best Leisure Airline’ award.


Austrian – operating direct flights between Vienna and Larnaka – was given ‘Europe’s Best Airline Staff’ title.



Finnair – flying between Helsinki and Pafos – was awarded ‘Northern Europe’s Best Airline’.



Russia’s Aeroflot – operating direct services between Moscow and Larnaka – was given ‘Eastern Europe’s Best Airline’ title.





Referred to as the ‘Oscars of the aviation industry’, the World Airline Awards allow for any airline in the world to be nominated, allowing travellers to make their own choice, underlining the brand as the ‘Passenger’s Choice Awards’.


19.87 million eligible survey entries were counted in the final results, and 105 nationalities participated in the survey from August 2016 to May 2017.


The survey covered over 325 airlines, from largest international airlines to smaller domestic carriers.