The World’s Best Airlines

The votes are in and here, according to you the traveling public, these are the world’s best airlines. At the recent World Airline Awards held at Farnborough Airshow, Skytrax announced the world’s Top 100 Airlines in 2016, voted for by airline customers around the world. Skytrax World Airline Awards, described as “the Oscars of the aviation industry”, are most coveted Quality accolades for the world airline industry, and a global benchmark of airline excellence.

Again Asian and Gulf carriers dominated the awards. Of particular note 9 of the Top 10 ranked airlines were from Asia-Pacific or the Gulf, only Germany’s Lufthansa cracked the prestigious list at number 10.

Top 10 Airlines for 2016

1 Emirates
2 Qatar Airways
3 Singapore Airlines
4 Cathay Pacific
5 ANA All Nippon Airways
6 Etihad Airways
7 Turkish Airlines
8 EVA Air
9 Qantas Airways
10 Lufthansa

Interestingly enough 8 airlines were ranked as having achieved 5-star ratings and all but Qatar Airways from the Gulf are Asian carriers, again showing how Asian Airlines dominate airline awards with their service offerings.

5-Star Airlines in 2016 (listed alphabetically)

ANA All Nippon Airways
Asiana Airlines
Cathay Pacific Airways
Garuda Indonesia
Hainan Airlines
Qatar Airways
Singapore Airlines

This shows the excellence of Asian airlines and the investments they’ve made over the years in both hard and soft product.

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