Air New Zealand named world's top airline by Condé Nast Traveler
More than 300,000 readers submitted ratings and comments for the awards which rank the best hotels, cities, islands, airlines, airports and cruise lines in the world, with votes collected for 158 airlines worldwide.
The luxury and lifestyle travel magazine cited Air New Zealand's close attention to seat comfort, with ample legroom on its wide-body planes. It also praised the Economy Skycouch™ product in the Economy cabin which is a row of three seats which easily convert into a flat surface for rest, relaxation or play. It also commended the airline for serving customers award-winning New Zealand wine.
Air New Zealand Chief Marketing and Customer Officer Mike Tod says it's terrific to be named the Top Airline in the World by readers of Condé Nast Traveler.
"This latest award is a testament to the consistent hard work of our 11,800 staff right around the world and is also a reflection of our continued investment in the customer experience in the past few years on the ground, inflight and through our digital channels."
Air New Zealand has also been named AirlineRating's.com Airline of the Year for 2017 and was awarded Australasia's Leading Airline for the ninth year in a row at the prestigious World Travel Awards earlier this year.
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About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,400 daily flights to 1,300 airports in 191 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines.