Taipei-based EVA Airways, one of Taiwan's largest airlines, has been rated as the third most loved airline in the world, following Garuda Indonesia and Asiana Airlines, according to a Skytrax ranking of the Most Loved Airlines.
Among 420 airlines worldwide reviewed, Garuda Indonesia earned a satisfaction score of 85 percent to top the rankings, while Asiana Airlines of South Korea scored an 83 percent satisfaction rating, and EVA won an 81 percent satisfaction score, Skytrax said in its Aug. 8 report of the rankings.
The report said Asian airlines dominate the top 15 positions with 11 carriers.
Athens-based Aegean Airlines -- fourth most loved -- was the only European company in the top 10 rankings, which include Korean Air (5th), Bangkok Airways (6th), Singapore Airlines (7th), AirAsia X (8th), ANA All Nippon Airways (9th) and Royal Brunei Airlines (10th), according to the report.
Skytrax, a United Kingdom-based consultancy that runs an airline and airport review and ranking site, said the rankings were made based on consumer reviews on its website.
"With more than 420 airlines worldwide featured, customers rate their flights across eight categories that include seat comfort, onboard services, food and beverages, in-flight entertainment, onboard wifi, airport services and value for money," Skytrax said.
EVA Air has been certified by Skytrax as a five-star airline this year. It also was voted by readers of the American magazine Travel + Leisure as the world's eighth best international airline in 2016.
Source: Focus Taiwan