Best Airlines in the World: Qatar Airways was chosen as the best airline in the world, awarded by the consultancy Skytrax based on a survey of 24 million passengers. The survey, which included 325 companies, took into account aspects such as care, service received, comfort or meals.
The Top 10 Best Airlines in the World
1. Qatar Airways
In a difficult time due to the flight restrictions imposed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt, the company based in Doha (Qatar) regains the first position of a ranking that in the 2016 edition snatched Emirates.
It has also been recognized as the best airline in the Middle East and a company with the best business class and best VIP room. It currently flies to 150 destinations with one of the most modern fleets for long-haul flights (in February, it inaugurated what is currently the longest commercial flight: a daily non-stop route between Doha and Auckland, New Zealand).
2. Singapore Airlines
The second airline on the Skytrax list has also been awarded as the best airline in Asia. The Singapore flag company has a fleet of 107 aircraft with which it flies to 64 destinations. Its base of operations is Changi, considered the best airport in the world.
Designed by the Parisian designer Pierre Balmain in 1968, sarong kebaya is made from traditional Asian batik fabric and has become synonymous with the Singapore Girl, the iconic stewardess brand image of the company.
3. ANA All Nippon Airways
Founded in 1952, the Japanese airline occupies the thirteenth place in the world by income. From its hubs at Norita Airport (Tokyo) and Osaka, it operates 72 international routes and 115 domestic flights with a fleet of 240 aircraft.
Emirates is the only airline operating with a fleet formed exclusively by Airbus A380 and Boeing 777. It offers four daily flights from Spain – two from Madrid, two from Barcelona – to Dubai, where it connects with more than 150 destinations.
5. Cathay Pacific
The Asian airline entered the Spanish market in 2016 with four direct flights between Madrid and Hong Kong, and this same month it launched the first commercial flight between Barcelona and the Chinese city. It has been awarded four times as the best airline in the world, and in 2016 and 2017, it is among the top five.
Its fleet consists of 150 aircraft, with which it covers 130 destinations around the world.
6. EVA Air
The Taiwanese company and its themed aircraft with Hello Kity characters fly to more than 60 cities in Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania. Their slogan is: “Traveling together, sharing the world.”
In the seventh position, Lufthansa is the only European among the top 10, while Iberia appears in the 42nd position, improving by 10 points the position it occupied last year. With more than 90 years of history and based in Frankfurt and Munich’s airports, it has become the largest airline in Europe, with a fleet of 260 aircraft and more than 220 destinations.
8. Etihad Airways
Etihad Airlines, based in Abu Dhabi, is the paradigm of luxury onboard: your suite The Residence, designed for two people traveling together, are almost apartments with a living room, separate bedroom, and private bathroom with shower.
In them, passengers have a butler, chef, and a concierge service that takes care of booking a restaurant to get tickets for a show in the destination. The bath amenities cases include La Prairie brand cosmetics in Swarovski bags.
9. Hainan Airlines
The Chinese airline, based in Beijing and a fleet of more than 160 aircraft, has been awarded several times as a five-star company by Skytrax, and this year rises to ninth place in the ranking of the 100 best airlines in the world. On July 4, he presented his new and glamorous uniforms, designed by Laurence Xu, in Paris during the fashion week.
10. Garuda Indonesia
This year, Turkish Airlines and Qantas Airways have been left out of the top ten, benefiting China’s Hainan Airlines and Garuda, Indonesia’s flagship airline, which transports more than 25 million passengers each year on 40 domestic routes through the Indonesian archipelago and 36 other international ones.