The World’s Top 10 Airlines of 2016
Emirates has been named the best airline in the world for 2016 by the leading consumer-aviation website Skytrax. This is the fourth time Emirates has garnered this honor in the past 15 years. “We are honored to be recognized by the prestigious Skytrax awards,” Emirates President Tim Clark said in a statement. Take a look at the world’s Top 10 Airlines of 2016:
Lufthansa was again successful being named as the Best Transatlantic Airline for the fifth time. Also winning the Best Airline in Western Europe award. Dr Reinhold Huber, Lufthansa Vice President Passenger Experience Design commented: “We are happy and honored to be awarded best Airline in Western Europe and best Transatlantic Airline by over 18 million passengers for the 4th time in a row. This underlines our efforts to create the perfect experience for every passenger on every journey on a Lufthansa flight.”
Qantas was dominant in the Australia & Pacific region winning the Best Airline in Australia / Pacific for the fourth successive year. Also taking the award for Best Airline Staff in Australia & Pacific and Best Premium Economy Catering.
8. EVA Air
The world’s newest 5-Star airline EVA Air ranked No 8 in the world and named as the Best Transpacific Airline. The Taiwanese carrier was also considered to have the Best Business Class Comfort Amenities.
7. Turkish Airlines
The airline is a member of Star Alliance and has won the Skytrax award for Best Airline in Europe six years in a row. In addition, Turkish Airlines also won awards for Best Airline in Southern Europe, Best Business Class Airline Catering, and Best Business Class Lounge Dining.
6. Etihad Airways
The airline was named as having the World’s Best First Class cabin, Best First Class seat and Best First Class catering.
5. All Nippon Airways
ANA drew high praise from Skytrax reviewers across the board, with near-perfect scores for cleanliness, service, and safety. Many of its planes feature slide-forward-style reclining seats that increase overall privacy, as well as power and USB outlets even in economy.
4. Cathay Pacific Airways
Cathay Pacific Airways was ranked No 4, with the airline also declared the World’s Best for Cabin Cleanliness. It was a double celebration as Cathay also picked up the award for Best First Class Lounge for its recently renovated facility at its home base airport in Hong Kong.
3. Singapore Airlines
Third placed Singapore Airlines achieved top success winning the award for Best Airline in Asia. As well as the title for the Best Business Class Airline Seat.
2. Qatar Airways
The Doha-based airline received praise from reviewers for its seat comfort and in-flight entertainment. In fact, the airline also took home the prize for Best Business Class Seats. Economy class guests get to enjoy features like smartphone and tablet connectivity to their personal screens.
Over the past 30 years, Dubai’s Emirates has developed into one of the world’s premier long-haul carriers. Operating almost exclusively through its palatial hub at Dubai International Airport, the carrier boasts the world’s largest fleet of Airbus A380 superjumbos and Boeing 777 wide-body jets.