The World’s Top Ten Airlines 2016

Today at the Farnborough Airshow Skytrax have revealed the Top Ten Airlines 2016 based on an extensive worldwide passenger survey. Click here for more information on the survey.

As well as the overall award airlines were also recognised in a number of specific categories including cabin staff, airport service and in-flight entertainment.

If you’re planning on booking flights later this year then the results might make some interesting reading.

Top Ten Airlines 2016

  1. Etihad Airways
  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


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Best Inflight Entertainment

  1. Emirates, 2. Singapore Airlines, 3. Qatar Airways

Cleanest Aircraft

  1. Cathay Pacific, 2. EVA Air, 3. ANA All Nippon Airways

Best Cabin Staff

  1. Garuda Indonesia, 2. ANA All Nippon Airways, 3. Singapore Airlines

Best Regional Airlines

  • Africa: Royal Air Maroc, Air Namibia, Tunisair
  • Asia: Bangkok Airways, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines
  • China: Juneyao Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Shenzen Airlines
  • Europe: Aegean Airlines, Air Nostrum, Air Malta
  • North America: Porter Airlines, jetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines

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World’s Best Low Cost Airlines

  1. Air Asia
  2. Virgin America
  3. Norwegian
  4. easyJet
  5. Jetstar Airways
  6. AirAsiaX
  7. WestJet
  8. Indigo
  9. Jetstar Asia
  10. Azul

Best Low Cost Long Haul

  1. Norwegian
  2. Jetstar Airways
  3. AirAsiaX
  4. Scoot
  5. WOW Air

Best Low Cost Airlines By Region

  • Africa: Kulula, Mango, Fastjet
  • Asia: AirAsia, AirAsiaX, Indigo
  • Australia/Pacific: Jetstar Airways, AirAsiaX, Scoot
  • Europe: Norwegian, easyJet, Eurowings
  • North America: Virgin America, WestJet, Southwest Airlines
  • South America: Azul Airlines, Easyfly, Gol
  • Central Asia: Indigo, SpiceJet, GoAir

So there you have it, the Gulf and Asian airlines certainly come out on top. Closer to home Norwegian is the real winner and is building a really strong reputation as a great low cost carrier.


Do you agree with the results of the Top Ten Airlines? What are your experiences with these airlines? Get involved and leave a comment below!


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