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X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
X-Ray Mag #62 - Sep 2014
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Cathay Pacific named airline of the year

First airline to win the award four times
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Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400
Winners determined by survey of more than 18 million passengers
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Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways has been named airline of the year at the Skytrax world airline awards. Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Turkish Airlines rounded out the top five at the handed out during the awards ceremony in London. Cathay becomes the first airline to win the award four times, having previously taken the title in 2003, 2005 and 2009. The airline has spent $HK4.9 billion ($A670 million) revamping its aircraft cabins over the past four years.

Asian and Middle Eastern airlines dominated the top 10, but two European airlines made the list, with Turkish Airlines climbing to number 5 from number 9 last year, and German carrier Lufthansa rounding out the top 10. Winners were determined according to a survey of more than 18 million passengers taken between August 2013 and May 2014. More than 245 airlines were judged for the 2014 titles.

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