Skytrax names World's Best in aviation for 2014

2014-07-16 09:50

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Farnborough, United Kingdom - Mango has been named the Best Low Cost Airline in Africa at the Farnborough International Air Show in the UK.

The World Airline Awards, run by research firm Skytrax, are one of the most high-profile in the aviation industry. Cathay Pacific has been named the world's best overall carrier in the annual awards.

The Skytrax awards are based on a survey of 18.85 million airline passengers from around the world. Passengers from more than 160 countries participated in the latest survey, which covered 245 airlines worldwide.

The awards are not without controversy as Etihad Airways announced it would withdraw from the awards, despite ranking in 9th place, citing unhappiness with Skytrax's rating system.

The recognition places Mango in the Top 100 global airlines for 2014 following a global customer satisfaction voting process late last year.  Airline CEO Nico Bezuidenhout received the award on behalf of the company and its team.

“This award recognizes every one of our team of 600 colleagues at Mango,” says Bezuidenhout. “The singular is only ever as good as the sum of the collective and being counted among the world’s best highlights the tireless effort of our team over the past 8 years.”

World's top 10 airlines - 2014

1. Cathay Pacific Airways (Flight test review)

2. Qatar Airways (Flight test)

3. Singapore Airlines (Flight test)

4. Emirates (Flight test)

5. Turkish Airlines

6. ANA All Nippon Airways

7. Garuda Indonesia (Flight test)

8. Asiana Airlines

9. Etihad Airways (Flight test)

10. Lufthansa
Best Airports in Africa - 2014
1. Johannesburg OR Tambo Int'l Airport     

2. Cape Town International Airport    

3. Durban King Shaka Int'l Airport 

4. Mauritius International Airport  

5. Cairo International Airport   

6. East London Airport   

7. Port Elizabeth Airport     

8. Bloemfontein Airport   

9. Addis Ababa Bole Int'l Airport    

10. Marrakech Menara Int'l Airport

Best Low-Cost Airlines by Region - 2014

Best Low-Cost Airline - Africa - Mango

Best Low-Cost Airline - Australia / Pacific - Jetstar Airways

Best Low-Cost Airline - Central Asia / India - Indigo

Best Low-Cost Airline - South America - Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras

Best Low-Cost Airline - USA - Virgin America

Best Low-Cost Airline - Asia - AirAsia

Best Low-Cost Airline - Europe - Norwegian

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