Fiji Airways recognised as the Skytrax Best Airline in Australia & the Pacific at the 2023 World Airline Awards

Fiji Airways recognised as the Skytrax Best Airline in Australia & the Pacific at the 2023 World Airline Awards

By Mosese Raqio
Wednesday 21/06/2023
[Image: Fiji Airways]

Fiji’s National Carrier Fiji Airways has created history by being recognised as the Skytrax Best Airline in Australia & the Pacific while also retaining the award for the Skytrax Best Airline Staff in Australia & the Pacific for the third year in a row during the 2023 World Airline Awards at the Paris Air Show last night beating their two largest competitors, Qantas and Air New Zealand.

In 2022, Fiji Airways was ranked third in the region – behind Qantas, which has won the award for the last four years and Air New Zealand.

The airline has also improved its ranking in the Global Top 100 airlines, leapfrogging from 36th in 2022 to 15th in 2023 to finish ahead of Qantas (17th), British Airways (18th) and Air New Zealand (19th).

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Andre Viljoen says these are big wins for a small airline in a highly competitive region for commercial aviation.

Viljoen says their unwavering commitment to quality service delivery is the reason that Fiji Airways is today the Best in Australia and the Pacific.

He further says they may not have as much resources as larger airlines, but they have the Fijian spirit of hospitality and care and they embrace and champion these values in everything they do, which sets them apart as an airline.

The Managing Director congratulated all the employees of Fiji Airways for these two awards and says without their hard work and consistency, they would not be where they are today.

A high level delegation from Fiji Airways was in Paris, France last night to receive the awards on behalf of the company.

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