The Best Airline of the Year is Qatar Airways

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Air Canada has once again been named Best Airline in North America by the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards at the International Paris Air Show.

Turkish Airlines, however, lost its best airline in Europe title to Lufthansa after keeping it for six years.

AirAsia Group Cabin Crew Head Suhaila Hassan, who has been with the company for 20 years, accepted the award, flanked by AirAsia ambassador David Foster and Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos.

Since 2001, the award for "Airline of the Year" has bounced around frequently; only three times has the same airline won Skytrax's prestigious honor in back-to-back years.

Fernandes said: "Today, Asean has created a world record". We are now nine times world champion. It has moved up one spot from last year's ranking.

"This recognition as the Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa comes as the stabilisation plan concludes and our focus broadens beyond commercial stability to positive movement in terms of network, distribution and fleet". "We are in that pre-evaporation phase where we're just seeing the bubbles", said Michael Kamel, airline advisor for PricewaterhouseCoopers. The World Airline Awards are based on surveys filled out by millions of passengers.

Also, CEO of flynas, Mr. Paul Byrne, says: "These awards mean a great deal to us in the flynas family".

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.

"I thank our employees for their hard work and dedication in helping us earn this distinction and I thank our customers for their loyalty and support as we have expanded our reach across the globe".

The guests can also seamlessly connect to any point in AirAsia's network with just one stop at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Asia's low-priced carrier hub - or other transit hubs in Thailand and Indonesia using the Fly-Thru service.

They were also awarded the top honours for the world's best first class lounge, and the best airline in the Middle East.

Qatar Airways, the national airline of the crisis-hit Gulf nation of Qatar, has been voted as the Best Airline of 2017 by consumer aviation website, Skytrax.

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