Top 10 airlines in the world showcase Asian hospitality

Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 21 2017 11:29 AM | Updated as of Jun 21 2017 03:11 PM

Qatar Airline CEO Akbar Al Baker with Flight Crew receives the Skytrax's Best Ailrine in the World award during the x ceremony at the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget Airport, France on Tuesday. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

PARIS - Qatar Airways on Tuesday was named the best airline in the world this year based customer satisfaction, as it weathered a flight ban to three other Middle East countries. 

AirAsia officials receive the Skytrax's Best Airline in Asia award during the 2017 World Airline Award ceremony at the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget Airport, France on Tuesday. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Singapore Airlines placed second, followed by Japan's All Nippon Airways, according to rankings released by Skytrax, considered the aviation industry's equivalent of the Oscars. 

Singapore Airlines officials receive the Skytrax's Best Airline in Asia award during the 2017 awarding ceremony at the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget Airport, France on Tuesday. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

AirAsia was named best low-cost carrier for the ninth consecutive year. Its CEO Tony Fernandes said the carrier was looking at strengthening its Southeast Asian presence instead of expanding in Europe.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have barred flights from Qatar Airways, as the three nations accused the Qatari government of supporting extremists. 

The world's top 10 airlines are as follows:
1. Qatar Airways
2. Singapore Airlines
3. All Nippon Airways
4. Emirates
5. Cathay Pacific
6. EVA Air
7. Lufthansa
8. Etihad Airways
9. Hainan Airlines
10. Garuda Indonesia