Vistara Named Best Airline In India & Southern Asia At 2021 World Airline Awards By Skytrax


Vistara, the leading full-service carrier of India has won 2 awards ‘Best Airline in India & Southern Asia’ and ‘Best Airline Staff in India & Southern Asia’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards by Skytrax.

Moreover, Vistara also won the award for ‘Best Cabin Crew in India & Southern Asia’, besides getting ranked the highest in India for Cabin Cleanliness.

Vistara was voted for by global air travelers based on their experiences, elevating the airline to the 28th position amongst 350 global airlines (up from 69th in 2019 and 86th in 2018). 

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo and SpiceJet are on the number two and three!


“Thank you to everyone who voted for us, this one’s for you! We are overwhelmed to have won two prestigious awards: ‘Best Airline in India & Southern Asia’ and ‘Best Airline Staff in India & Southern Asia’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards by Skytrax.” Vistara twitted.

Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara said: “We are very delighted to have won these prestigious awards that recognize the consistent efforts by each and every team member towards offering a world-class travel experience to our customers.

“We would like to thank Skytrax for the recognitions and express gratitude to all our customers for placing their trust in us,”  Leslie Thng further added.

Commenting on the Awards for Vistara, Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax, said, “Vistara has achieved a remarkable success by winning these two major awards, demonstrating their leadership for the highest product and staff service standards.


“Vistara also jumped up the global ratings to be ranked at No 28 out of 350 airlines. We look ahead with optimism for 2022 that air travel may be restored to more normal times,” Plaisted said.

Best Airline in India & Southern Asia

The 2021 Awards are based on a much extended customer survey period from September 2019 to July 2021, representing a mix of normal travel times combined with travel during the global pandemic.

4SriLankan Airlines
5Air India
6Go First
7Pakistan International Airlines
10Air India Express

Vistara is India’s highest-rated airline on Skytrax and Tripadvisor, and has also been the winner of several ‘Best Airline’ awards. In a short span of over six years since starting operations, Vistara has raised the bar for operations and service standards in the Indian aviation industry.

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Manish Khandelwal
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