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SkyTrax World Airline Awards: Air Transat, Air Canada and WestJet win prizes

To the point Canada's airlines are in the spotlight at the Skytrax World Airline Awards again this year. Air Transat, Air Canada and WestJet all won awards in various categories.

Canadian winners

The SkyTrax World Airline Awards ceremony took place on June 20, 2023 at the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace in Bourget, France, during the Paris Air Show.

Air Canada won three awards:

  • The world’s most family-friendly airline
  • Best airline in Canada
  • Best airline employees in Canada
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Air Transat was awarded the prize of the best leisure airline for the fifth time; it won the same award in 2012, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2023, and was voted the best leisure airline in North America in 2022.

Air Transat

WestJet was awarded Best Regional Airline in Canada.

Star Alliance was voted the world’s best airline alliance.


Air France stands out

Air France stood out from the crowd, winning five prestigious awards:

  • Best airline in Western Europe
  • Best First Class catering
  • Best First Class Catering
  • Best First Class Lounge
  • Best Business Class Lounge in Europe

The French airline also moved up in the ranking of the world’s best airlines from 8th to 7th place:

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. ANA All Nippon Airways
  4. Emirates
  5. Japan Airlines
  6. Turkish Airlines
  7. Air France
  8. Cathay Pacific Airways
  9. Eva Air
  10. Korean Air

SkyTrax World Airline Awards - The other main winners

SkyTrax has delivered numerous awards (which leads some to question the validity of this type of ranking). Here are the other prizes awarded:

  • Best airline: Singapore Airlines
  • Best First Class: Singapore Airlines
  • Best Business Class: Qatar Airways
  • Best Premium Economy Class: EVA Air
  • Best Economy Class: Japan Airlines
  • Best Low-Cost Airline: AirAsia
  • Most Improved Airline: Kuwait Airways
  • Cleanest Airline: ANA All Nippon Airways
  • Best Cabin Crew: Garuda Indonesia
  • Best In-Flight Entertainment: Cathay Pacific
  • Best Airline in North America: Delta Air Lines
  • Best Airline in Europe: Turkish Airlines
  • Best Airline in Africa: Ethiopian Airlines
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Bottom line

About Skytrax

Skytrax, an international air transport rating agency, has been organizing the World Airline Awards ceremony since 1999. Travelers around the world vote in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to determine the winners of this ceremony.

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