Emirates has been named the best airlines in the world for 2016 by the leading consumer-aviation website Skytrax. The Dubai-based airline was presented with the award at a ceremony during the 2016 Farnborough Airshow Tuesday. This is the fourth time Emirates has garnered this honor in the past 15 years, as well as its first win since 2013.
The Skytrax rankings are based on the impression of 19.2 million travelers from 104 different countries. The survey, which covered more than 280 airlines, measured 41 different parameters ranging from boarding procedures to seat comfort to the quality of service.
Here are the 10 best airlines in the world, according to the results of the Skytrax survey.
Lufthansa has been ranked 10th in the list of best airlines in the world. Deutsche Lufthansa is known as Lufthansa is the largest German Airline and also one of the largest airlines in the Europe both in terms of passengers carried and fleet size. It operates services to 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, using a fleet of more than 260 aircraft. The name of the company is derived from Luft (the German word for “air”), and Hansa (a Latin term meaning “guild” most commonly used historically in reference to the Hanseatic League)
Qanats Airways ranked 9th in the list of best airlines in the world. Qantas Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights, and international destinations. It is the third oldest airline in the world, having been founded in the year November 1920; it began international passenger flights in May 1935. The Qantas name comes from “QANTAS“, an acronym for its original name, “Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services“, and it is nicknamed “The Flying Kangaroo”.
8. EVA Air
EVA Air ranks 8th in the list of best airlines in the world. EVA Airways Corporation is a Taiwanese international airline based at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei,Taiwan, operating passenger and dedicated cargo services to more than 40 international destinations in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. EVA Air is largely privately owned and flies a fully international route network. It is the second largest Taiwanese airline. EVA Air is headquartered in Luzhu, Taoyuan City, Taiwan.
7. Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines ranks 7th in the list of best airlines in the world. Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, headquartered at the Turkish Airlines General Management Building on the grounds of Ataturk Airport in Yesilkoy, Bakırkoy, Istanbul. As of Feb 2015, it operates scheduled services to 280 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, making it the fourth-largest carrier in the world by the number of destinations. Turkish Airlines is also the operator that flies to most countries.
6. Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways ranked 6th in the list of best Airlines in the world. Etihad Airways is the flag carrier and the second-largest airline of the United Arab Emirates, after Emirates. Its head office is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi. The airline operates more than 1,000 flights per week to over 120 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Americas,Africa, Europe, Asia, and theAustralia with a fleet of 119 Airbus and Boeing aircraft as of August 2015.
The 10 Best Airlines in the World
5. All Nippon Airways (ANA)
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. was also known as Zennikkū or ANA, is a Japanese airline. ANA comes in the 5th spot in the list of best airlines in the world. Its headquarters are located at Shiodome City Center in the Shiodome area of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It operates services to 49 destinations in Japan and 32 international routes and had about 33,000 employees as of August 2013.
4. Cathay Pacific Airways
Cathay Pacific is in the 4th spot in the list of best airlines in the world. Cathay Pacific is the largest airline of Hong Kong, with its headquarters and main hub located at Hong Kong International Airport. The airline’s operations include scheduled passenger and cargo services to 200 destinations in 52 countries worldwide. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Dragonair, operates to 44 destinations in the Asia-Pacific region from its Hong Kong base. In 2010, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried nearly 27 million passengers and over 1.8 million tons of cargo and mail.
3. Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines comes in the third position in the list of best airlines in the world. Singapore Airlines Limited is the flag carrier of Singapore which operates from its hub at Changi Airport in Singapore and has a strong presence in Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and Oceania. It ranks amongst the top 15 carriers worldwide in terms of revenue passenger miles, and 10th in the world for international passengers carried. On 15 December 2010, Singapore Airlines was announced by the International Air Transport Association as the second largest airline in the world by market capitalization with a worth of 14 billion US dollars.
2. Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways ranked 2nd in the list of best airlines in the world Skytrax. Qatar Airways Company Q.C.S.C. operating as Qatar Airways is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. Headquartered in the Qatar Airways Tower in Doha, the airline operates a large network, linking over 140 international destinations across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, South Asia, Middle East, North America, South America from its base at Hamad International Airport in Doha, using a fleet of more than 150 aircraft. Qatar Airways employs more than 31,000 people.
Emirates has been named the best airlines in the world for 2016 by the leading consumer-aviation website Skytrax. Emirates is an airline based in Dubai, UAE. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai. It is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,300 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 148 cities in 78 countries across six continents.