In ceremonies held during the Paris Airshow at Le Bourget, Lufthansa and Austrian walked away with impressive awards from SKYTRAX, affirming their dominant position in European aviation.

Austrian was awarded ‘Best Airline Staff Service In Europe’ that includes staff  and crew both on the ground and in the air.   This marks the 4th consecutive year that ‘OS’ has been given that honor.    Some might consider this kind of streak a dynasty.

Austrian’s COO Andreas Otto and Lufthansa boss Carsten Spohr join in receiving Austrian’s award.


Lufthansa walked onto the stage to accept several awards.    The most meaningful being recognized as the ‘Best Airline In Europe’.   In addition to this award, Lufthansa also received hardware for being the ‘Best Airline In Western Europe’ and for ‘Best First Class Dining’.


Lufthansa’s Carsten Spohr is on hand to receive LH’s awards……


18 million people from 160 countries took part in the annual Skytrax balloting.   SKYTRAX has been rating and awarding Airline performance since 1999.


LUFTHANSA and AUSTRIAN Score Impressive Skytrax Awards

LUFTHANSA and AUSTRIAN Score Impressive Skytrax Awards

In a ceremony that took place earlier this week as part of the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, Lufthansa Group came away with 5 Skytrax awards for a variety of categories.


Austrian took home 2 awards:

Best Business Class On Board Catering …… thanks to their popular ‘Do&Co’ catering along with on board chefs and a dedicated Viennese Coffee service on long haul flights.

‘Best Airline Staff in Europe’ ……thanks in large part to OS’ flight crews and ground agents.


Lufthansa took home 3 awards:

‘Best Transatlantic Airline’ …… due primarily to the near-complete rollout of the new business class and the introduction of Premium Economy along with several US routes being served by new 747-8i an A380 aircraft along with wide availability of inflight WiFi through FlyNet.

‘World’s Best First Class Lounge’ …… no surprise here, it’s impossible to beat Frankfurt’s First Class Terminal.

‘Best Airline In Western Europe’ ……. new aircraft along with enhanced inflight entertainment systems made it easy to capture this category.


The results were tabulated after receiving votes from over 18 million passengers in 160 countries.   200 Airlines were eligible for voting in various categories in their home markets and the markets they serve.