Skytrax crowns Fiji Airways best airline and staff in Australia & Pacific for 2023!

Listen to Skytrax crowns Fiji Airways best airline and staff in Australia & Pacific for 2023!

Skytrax held its annual World Airline Awards and crowned Fiji Airways as the best airline in the Australia-Pacific region, pipping stalwarts like Air New Zealand and Qantas. The award ceremony took place at a star-studded gala at the Paris Air Show, which was hosted at the Air and Space Museum. 

Besides being a shot in the arm and welcome recognition of Fiji Airways, it’s important to note that it outperformed much bigger airlines like Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand, which stood second and third recently. It was especially heartening that Fiji Airways kept its places as the Best Airline Staff for Australia & Pacific. The sentiment was echoed by Fiji Airways’ Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Andre Viljoen after the awards. “We may not have as many resources as larger airlines, but we have the Fijian spirit of hospitality and care,” he said. “As Fiji’s National Airline, we embrace and champion these values in everything we do, and this sets us apart as an airline.”

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Fiji Airways’ crew boarding a domestic airplane before flight.

In overall rankings, Singapore Airlines was crowned the best airline for this year. Goh Choon Phong, Singapore Airlines’ CEO said, “This award is a testament to the indomitable spirit of our people, who worked tirelessly and made many sacrifices to ensure that SIA was ready for the recovery in air travel. That has allowed us to emerge stronger and fitter from the pandemic as a leading international airline.”

Fiji Airways moved up from its 36th place last year to 15th overall in World Airline Awards rankings for 2023. It also grabbed the 12th spot in Cabin Crew ranking globally. Qantas, Australia’s national carrier, fell 12 places from 5th best last year to 17th overall this year. However, Air New Zealand bumped up from 30th last year to 19th overall this year in the Skytrax Awards rankings.

This news comes hot on the heels of Fiji Airways offering a surprise short-period sale on its airfares – good news for all travellers looking to extra savings on booking their next Fiji holiday. You can read all about it in our blog Get ready for the year’s best Fiji holidays, with Fiji Airways’ special airfares! Speaking of which, check out our Fiji Hot Deals where you can find the best resort holiday packages along with the aforementioned discounted airfares all bundled in!

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