Vietnam Airlines was named as the ‘World’s Leading Cultural Airline’ and ‘World Leading Airline – Premium Economy Class’ at the Grand Final 2017 awards ceremony on December 11 by the World Travel Awards 2017. For 2017, Vietnam Airlines is ranked among the top 20 premium economy class airlines in the world by Skytrax. The national flag carrier has also provided premium economy class flights on international air routes to France, the UK, and Germany and will continue to improve and expand the services on routes to Australia and Japan as of January 1, 2018. Cabin size increases on the premium economy class service provides passengers with convenience and comfort as the new generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 offer large seats with a width of between 46cm and 51cm. The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 with the aim of honouring the best company products and services across all key sectors of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. It is considered one of the most prestigious accolades in the travel and tourism industry.