Philippine Airlines has once again ranked near the bottom of the annual Global Airline Rankings at the World Airline Awards. Out of 100 carriers worldwide Philippine Airlines achieved a dismal 93rd place at the 2014 Awards, which represents a drop from the 90th place that the carrier achieved the previous year.
The 2014 World Airline Awards were held this year at the historic Wind Tunnels in Farnborough, England during the recently held Farnborough Air Show. The results are determined based on an annual survey that attracts responses from more than 18 million passengers around the world.
For 2014, the World Airline Customer Survey obtained responses from 18.85 million business and leisure travellers representing more than 105 nationalities across all cabin types including First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy, and Economy. The survey was conducted between August 2013 and May 2014.
Respondents typically evaluate more than 245 global airlines from low cost carriers to major international airlines based on their performance in the areas of check-in, boarding, seat comfort, cabin cleanliness, food, beverage, in-flight entertainment, and staff service.
At the 2014 awards, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific ranked first over all of the world's International Airlines. Qatar Airways ranked second, while Singapore Airlines ranked in third place this year. Cathay Pacific is the only carrier in the world to have achieved first place four times. The Airline grabbed the top spot in 2003, 2005, 2009, and 2014.
According to Skytrax Chief Executive Officer, Edward Plaisted, Cathay Pacific was the best performer across all types of travel. Some Airlines were very good in economy, others in luxury, but Cathay Pacific Airways was top,in all categories.
2014 World Airline Awards in England,
Philippine Airlines has drop from the 90th place,
World's International Airlines,
Qatar Airways ranked second,
Cathay Pacific Airways at top,
Singapore Airlines ranked in third place,
Mohini Porwal [ B Sc]
Trainee Aviation News Editor
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