EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – An international ranking of the best airlines and airports is putting an Alberta destination at the top.
The annual survey from AirHelp ranked airports on service and amenities, whether flights were on time, and how claims are processed.
Paloma Salmeron with AirHelp says that smaller airports ranked better than larger ones like Vancouver and Toronto’s Pearson International.
“It’s become quite obvious that people don’t really care necessarily about having a very large and used airport that they can travel from.”
The news was also good for Calgary based WestJet, as they cracked the top 10 for best airlines. WestJet was ranked seventh in the world compared to Air Canada and Air Transat who placed 39 and 44 respectively.
The survey ranked 72 international airlines and Salmeron says WestJet fared well because of a big improvement to its on-time performance over the past year.
“We calculated that around 74 per cent of their flights are flying on time.”