Fiji Airways, the national carrier of Fiji, has achieved a significant milestone by being recognized as the Skytrax Best Airline in Australia & the Pacific at the prestigious 2023 World Airline Awards. Photo Credit: Fiji Airways/23062318/23062319
Fiji Airways has beaten out Qantas and Air New Zealand to claim the region’s top accolade at the 2023 World Airline Awards.
island nation's national carrier was named best airline in Australia and the
Pacific at the ceremony in Paris this week.
comes after Qantas and Air New Zealand were first and second in the region
respectively last year.
the first time Fiji Airways has won the prize.
Pacific Island carrier also retained the award for best airline staff in the
region, for the fourth year in a row.
Andre Viljoen said the titles represented "big wins".
may not have as many resources as larger airlines, but we have the Fijian
spirit of hospitality and care," he said.
the national airline of Fiji, we embrace and champion these values in
everything we do, and this sets us apart as an airline.
fact that these awards are determined purely on guest feedback makes our two
accolades all the more special."
than 20 million votes were entered in the awards survey, with over 325 airlines
featured in the results.
the overall awards, Singapore Airline won world's best airline, with Qatar
Airways placed second and All Nippon Airways in third.
placed fourth and Japan Airways came fifth, while Turkish Airlines (sixth), Air
France (seventh), Cathay Pacific (eighth), EVA Air (ninth) and Korean Air
(tenth) rounded out the top ten.
New Zealand featured at 19th, two places behind trans-Tasman rival Qantas.