World’s best airlines announced

The world’s best airlines have been announced at the annual World Airline Awards.

Run by research firm Skytrak, the results were announced at the Paris Air Show, honouring the best carriers worldwide.

After losing its top spot to Cathay Pacific last year, Qatar regained it’s prime position, taking out Airline of the Year. The third time it’s come out on top, Qatar also took out the title for the best business class seat.

While Australia did not take out any of the top spots, it did manage to slide back into the top 10, with Qantas taking out 10th position. This makes Qantas the best Australian airline, with rival, Virgin Australia, coming in at 16th.

Also named the best airline in the Pacific region, Qantas won the award for the best premium economy food, while Virgin took out the title of best staff in the Pacific.

Air Asia was named best low-cost airline for the seventh year running, with Singapore Airlines the best for business class and Emirates winning the award for best in-flight entertainment.

Based on a survey of 18.85 million airline passengers from around the world, more than 160 countries participated in the latest survey, covering 245 airlines.

With the top 10 dominated by Asian and Middle-Eastern carriers, no North American or European airlines made the cut aside from Turkish Airlines. Etihad withdrew from the awards last year, due to dissatisfaction with the methods used by Skytrax.

The full list of the top 10 airlines in the world for 2015 are:

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

You can see all the awards at World Airline Awards.

What do you think of these results? Does this change who you would consider flying with?

Written by SJ



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