Airlineratings names Air New Zealand as 2017 airline of year

AirlineRatings.com has named Air New Zealand as its 2017 airline of the year, the company said.

The company said it promotes safety and excellence in the airline industry and recognizes airlines for their efforts with its Airline Excellence Awards.

Air New Zealand is being honored for the fourth consecutive year for its financial performance, in-flight innovations, operational safety, environmental leadership and motivation of its staff.

Other winners in the Airline Excellence Awards are Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Scoot, EVA Air, Cathay Pacific Airways, Flybe, Garuda Indonesia, Lufthansa, Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic, Norwegian, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Virgin America and Kulula.com.