Previous rank: 23
Why it's awesome: Unless you've flown through Southeast Asia, it's unlikely you've heard of Bangkok Airways. However, the boutique Thai airline is beloved by those who travel onboard its fleet of Airbus and ATR aircraft.
This year, not only does Bangkok Airways crack the top 20, it was also awarded with the titles of World's Best Regional Airline and Best Regional Airline in Asia.
See additional airline information at Skytrax.