It’s quite old news but only recently did I read about it.
“Air Canada has been named the ‘Best International Airline in North America’ in a worldwide survey of air travelers for the Skytrax World Airline Awards. In what Skytrax termed “a remarkable repeat success”, it is the third consecutive year Air Canada has ranked among the top global carriers in the awards, which surveyed more than 18 million passengers worldwide.” (emphasis mine)
“”For the third consecutive year, Air Canada customers have ensured that the airline achieves its deserved recognition by winning the award for the Best International Airline in North America. This hat-trick result is an excellent achievement and Air Canada must be proud of this customer recognition of quality consistency. Air Canada is clearly a favourite airline amongst passengers and it is noteworthy that it has also maintained its place in the top-25 global airlines,” said Edward Plaisted of Skytrax.”