Who is the best airline in the world?

12 July 2016
Who is the best airline in the world?

We could have told you the name of the best airline in the world in our headline, but you know that's not how it works. That's the trade-off, and you know it.

What we will do, is give you the name early, so you can decide whether or not you want to know the rest.

Emirates. They've been named the best airline in the world. There you go.

This was decided by the annual World Airline Awards, and Emirates swiped the title from last year's winner Qatar Airways (they came in second place this year).

Following that pair, were Singapore Airlines, followed by Cathay Pacific.

"Emirates has always put our customers at the heart of what we do, and we work hard to deliver the very best experience possible to our customers at every touchpoint, every day, all around the world," said Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates.

If you're travelling business class, then the winner of that sub-award was Qatar Airways, as well as getting a gong for best business class lounge.

As for best budget airline, that award went to Norwegian.

The top 10 best airlines

  • Emirates
  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • ANA All Nippon Airways
  • Etihad Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • EVA Air
  • Qantas Airways
  • Lufthansa

TOPICS:   Travel

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