Airline chiefs attend the 2017 World Airline Awards

July 9, 2017 Category:

Referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, over 425 guests attended the recent 2017 World Airline Awards at Paris Air Show, with the strongest ever presence by airline chiefs. The Awards are held in high esteem for clarity of process and guaranteed independence, operated on a not-for-profit basis by Skytrax, with no outside sponsorship or external influence.


Some of the Award winning airlines


Mr Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO – Qatar Airways


Mr Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO – Lufthansa


Mr Ilker Ayci, Chairman – Turkish Airlines


Mr Vitaly Saveliev, CEO – Aeroflot (centre right)


Mr Bjørn Kise, Chairman – Norwegian (centre right)


Mr Pahala Nugraha Mansury, CEO – Garuda Indonesia (centre)


Mr Saleh Al-Jasser, Director General – Saudi Arabian Airlines


Mr Jeffrey Goh, CEO – Star Alliance


Mr Luis Gallego, Chairman & CEO – Iberia (centre left)


Mr Derek Chen, President – EVA Air (centre)


Mr Sun Jianfeng, President – Hainan Airlines (centre left)


(left) David Foster, Suhaila Hassan (AirAsia) and Roberto Carlos (right)


Mrs Usanee Sangsingkeo, President – Thai Airways (centre)


Mr Pee Teck Tan, SVP – Singapore Airlines


Mr Dimitris Gerogiannis (right), CEO & Mr Eftichios Vassilakis, Vice Chairman – Aegean Airlines (left)


Mr Shigeru Hattori, SVP – ANA (centre right)


Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO – Ethiopian Airlines (centre right)


Mr Peter Foster, President – Air Astana


Mr Tang King Shing, Vice Chairman – Hong Kong Airlines (centre)


Ms Rafidah Aziz, Chairman – AirAsia X


Ms Lucie Guillemette, CCO – Air Canada


Mr Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President – Bangkok Airways


Mr Abdelhamid Addou, Chairman & CEO – Royal Air Maroc


Dr Andreas Otto, CCO – Austrian Airlines


Mr Song Hoi See, CEO & President – Plaza Premium Group


Mr Mark Eliasen, VP Finance – Alaska Airlines (centre)


Mr Bander Al Mohanna, Group CEO – NAS Holdings


Mr Nico Bezuidenhout, CEO – fastjet (left)


Mr Roger Lindeman, GM Ground Ops – Virgin Australia


Mr Xie Rui, President – West Air


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