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> The 2018 List Of The World's Best Airlines Is Out!, Forbes & AirlineRatings.com (Chat)

Milupa
post Dec 29 2017, 11:21 PM, updated 12 months ago

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Aviation safety and product rating site AirlineRatings.com has just come out with its highly anticipated annual list of the best airlines for 2018, and the winner for the fifth year in a row is Air New Zealand.


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These aren’t exactly your fly-by-night top 10 ratings, though. The agency considers over a dozen key factors including fleet age, passenger review ratings, profitability, investment rating and key product offerings such as premium economy on long-haul routes, and seating options in other classes, not to mention operational safety.

Here is the complete list of the top 10 airlines for 2018:

1.Air New Zealand
2.Qantas
3.Singapore Airlines
4.Virgin Australia
5.Virgin Atlantic
6.Etihad Airways
7.All Nippon Airways
8.Korean Air
9.Cathay Pacific
10.Japan Airlines

Explaining the choices in a statement, Perth-based AirlineRatings.com said, "Air New Zealand is being honored for the fifth consecutive year for its continued record-breaking financial performance, in-flight innovations, environmental leadership, young fleet and motivation of its staff. These factors have stamped the airline as an industry trendsetter."

Interestingly enough, not a single carrier from the Americas made the list, and only one European airline, Virgin Atlantic did. What's more, Air New Zealand does not have a first class, only economy, premium economy and business, which makes its winning streak something of an upset.

The list, which is weighted heavily toward the Asia-Pacific region, signals a shift in aviation toward that part of the world; a trend that is likely to continue given the projected growth of this market in the coming decades. Airlines that made the cut on last year’s list but do not appear on this one include British Airways, Lufthansa and Taiwan-based carrier EVA.

AirlineRatings.com also picks a winner in each of 20-22 categories (depending on the year), three of which are new to the list this year. Here are those results.



Best First Class: Singapore Airlines. Presumably, AirlineRatings.com was waiting to see what kind of new first class suites Singapore Airlines unveiled (yesterday) before confirming its newfound dominance in this category, knocking Etihad off the pedestal.

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Best Business Class: Virgin Australia. The airline introduced its new business class last summer and has been winning accolades for it ever since.

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Best Premium Economy: Air New Zealand. AirlineRatings.com cites the airline's continual innovation with the seats and service in this cabin.

Best Economy: Korean Air. Wide seats with 33-34 inches of pitch on most of its long-haul fleet won the airline this category.

Best Cabin Crew: Singapore Airlines. The Asian carrier is legendary for its service.

Best Catering: Qantas Airways. The Aussie carrier has won this award for the fourth year in a row thanks to the efforts of its chef partner, Neil Perry, and his Rockpool Dining Group.

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Best Lounges: Qantas Airways took this prize as well for lounge offerings that "are an industry benchmark."

Best In-Flight Entertainment: Emirates won this category as one of the pioneers of in-flight entertainment.

Best Domestic Class: Qantas won for domestic in-flight seats and service that AirlineRatings.com said "matches or exceeds international service."

Regional Airline of the Year: Aegean Airlines out of Greece was the winner here.

Most Improved Airline: Tianjin Airlines from China won for its expanding route network and improving in-flight offerings.

Best Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier: Quickly growing VietJet out of Vietnam was the winner here.

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Best Long-Haul Airline: AirlineRatings.com breaks this category down by region in the following way…Etihad (Middle East), Korean Air (Asia-Pacific), Virgin Atlantic (Europe) and Air Canada (The Americas).


Best Low-Cost Airline: Also ranked by region, the winners here were Westjet (The Americas), Scoot (Asia-Pacific) and Norwegian (Europe).



Of course, the significance of these rankings depends not only on the criteria judged by AirlineRatings.com’s panel of judges, but also the regions in which passengers tend to fly the most, not to mention which rating system or publication to which you subscribe. Qatar Airways, for example, won the world’s best business class in the World Airline Awards for 2017. At nearly the same time, Delta recently won the prestigious Crystal Cabin Award for Cabin Concepts at the Aircraft Interiors Expo for its own new business class suites, which debuted on its recently delivered Airbus A350 earlier this week. Condé Nast Traveler just released its own list of the world’s best airlines according to readers, while Travel + Leisure releases a variety of rankings each year as well, as does SkyTrax.

So as with any outright ranking, take this one with a grain of salt. But it doesn’t hurt to double check it before booking your next flight!

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericrosen/2017...t/#6e2ee4d05ed7


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post Dec 29 2017, 11:22 PM

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post Dec 30 2017, 01:03 AM

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post Dec 30 2017, 01:04 AM

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QUOTE(Milupa @ Dec 30 2017, 01:03 AM)
Holy..  biggrin.gif

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I wonder why Etihad > Emirates? I've taken both and prefer Emirates...
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post Dec 30 2017, 01:17 AM

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QUOTE(ZeneticX @ Dec 30 2017, 01:06 AM)
qatar tarak?
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Qatar Airways is the best for me


QUOTE(thankyou @ Dec 30 2017, 01:10 AM)
I wonder why Etihad > Emirates? I've taken both and prefer Emirates...
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Emirates is indeed better than Etihad


This source here is more trustworthy and official. The source above is just for comparison smile.gif



The World's Top 100 Airlines - 2017

By Skytrax

1 Qatar Airways 2
2 Singapore Airlines 3
3 ANA All Nippon Airways 5
4 Emirates 1
5 Cathay Pacific 4
6 EVA Air 8
7 Lufthansa 10
8 Etihad Airways 6
9 Hainan Airlines 12
10 Garuda Indonesia 11
11 Thai Airways 13
12 Turkish Airlines 7
13 Virgin Australia 18
14 Swiss Int'l Air Lines 15
15 Qantas Airways 9
16 Japan Airlines 21
17 Austrian 19
18 Air France 14
19 Air New Zealand 17
20 Asiana Airlines 16
21 Bangkok Airways 20
22 KLM 24
23 China Southern 32
24 Hong Kong Airlines 29
25 Finnair 27
26 AirAsia 23
27 Cathay Dragon 22
28 Norwegian 30
29 Air Canada 31
30 Aeroflot 40
31 Malaysia Airlines 34
32 Delta Air Lines 35
33 Virgin Atlantic 28
34 Korean Air 36
35 China Airlines 37
36 Alaska Airlines 60
37 Aegean Airlines 33
38 Aer Lingus 49
39 jetBlue Airways 53
40 British Airways 26
41 easyJet 38
42 Iberia 52
43 Virgin America 25
44 Jetstar Airways 46
45 AirAsiaX 48
46 Air Astana 43
47 Vietnam Airlines 44
48 Ethiopian Airlines 76
49 South African Airways 41
50 Avianca 56
51 Saudi Arabian Airlines 82
52 Azul Brazilian 55
53 Oman Air 42
54 Southwest Airlines 66
55 Porter Airlines 47
56 SilkAir 39
57 Indigo 51
58 WestJet 50
59 LATAM 45
60 Scoot 61
61 Jetstar Asia 54
62 TAP Air Portugal 64
63 Alitalia 58
64 Eurowings 75
65 SAS Scandinavian 62
66 Thomson Airways 65
67 Philippine Airlines 83
68 Brussels Airlines 59
69 Copa Airlines 69
70 Air Transat 88
71 Azerbaijan Airlines 70
72 China Eastern 79
73 Jet Airways 71
74 American Airlines 77
75 Fiji Airways 91
76 Ryanair 108
77 Air Mauritius 73
78 United Airlines 68
79 LOT Polish 92
80 Air Seychelles 63
81 SriLankan Airlines 67
82 Icelandair 81
83 Juneyao Airlines 90
84 Gulf Air 80
85 Air Berlin 74
86 Hawaiian Airlines 72
87 American Eagle Airlines 84
88 Vueling 109
89 Air Nostrum 89
90 Tigerair 97
91 Kenya Airways 85
92 Royal Brunei Airlines 95
93 Air Malta 101
94 Xiamen Airlines 110
95 S7 Airlines 104
96 Peach 78
97 Royal Air Maroc 115
98 Air China 87
99 Air Canada rouge 131
100 Aeromexico 94

http://www.worldairlineawards.com/awards/w...ine_rating.html
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QUOTE(Milupa @ Dec 29 2017, 11:21 PM)


Explaining the choices in a statement, Perth-based AirlineRatings.com

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See that? No wonder 3 out of top 4 is ANZAC airlines.
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MANA ORANG KITA AIRLINES????!!!
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QUOTE(1to3for @ Dec 30 2017, 01:41 AM)
MANA ORANG KITA AIRLINES????!!!
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Suprisingly air asia also not make into the list
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Vietjet is ULTRA low cost carrier hmm.gif

Scoot beat AA liao...

This post has been edited by river.sand: Dec 30 2017, 08:05 AM
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post Dec 30 2017, 11:57 AM

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QUOTE(Milupa @ Dec 30 2017, 01:04 AM)
bereev why your place so expensive la?  biggrin.gif
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my place ?
i have so many VVVVIP to support their luxury life u know , how many VVVVVIP u have rolleyes.gif
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QUOTE(1to3for @ Dec 30 2017, 01:41 AM)
MANA ORANG KITA AIRLINES????!!!
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u mean Rayani air
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mas > all.
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QUOTE(Milupa @ Dec 30 2017, 01:17 AM)
Qatar Airways is the best for me
Emirates is indeed better than Etihad
This source here is more trustworthy and official. The source above is just for comparison smile.gif
The World's Top 100 Airlines - 2017

By Skytrax

1 Qatar Airways 2
2 Singapore Airlines 3
3 ANA All Nippon Airways 5
4 Emirates 1
5 Cathay Pacific 4
6 EVA Air 8
7 Lufthansa 10
8 Etihad Airways 6
9 Hainan Airlines 12
10 Garuda Indonesia 11
11 Thai Airways 13
12 Turkish Airlines 7
13 Virgin Australia 18
14 Swiss Int'l Air Lines 15
15 Qantas Airways 9
16 Japan Airlines 21
17 Austrian 19
18 Air France 14
19 Air New Zealand 17
20 Asiana Airlines 16
21 Bangkok Airways 20
22 KLM 24
23 China Southern 32
24 Hong Kong Airlines 29
25 Finnair 27
26 AirAsia 23
27 Cathay Dragon 22
28 Norwegian 30
29 Air Canada 31
30 Aeroflot 40
31 Malaysia Airlines 34
32 Delta Air Lines 35
33 Virgin Atlantic 28
34 Korean Air 36
35 China Airlines 37
36 Alaska Airlines 60
37 Aegean Airlines 33
38 Aer Lingus 49
39 jetBlue Airways 53
40 British Airways 26
41 easyJet 38
42 Iberia 52
43 Virgin America 25
44 Jetstar Airways 46
45 AirAsiaX 48
46 Air Astana 43
47 Vietnam Airlines 44
48 Ethiopian Airlines 76
49 South African Airways 41
50 Avianca 56
51 Saudi Arabian Airlines 82
52 Azul Brazilian 55
53 Oman Air 42
54 Southwest Airlines 66
55 Porter Airlines 47
56 SilkAir 39
57 Indigo 51
58 WestJet 50
59 LATAM 45
60 Scoot 61
61 Jetstar Asia 54
62 TAP Air Portugal 64
63 Alitalia 58
64 Eurowings 75
65 SAS Scandinavian 62
66 Thomson Airways 65
67 Philippine Airlines 83
68 Brussels Airlines 59
69 Copa Airlines 69
70 Air Transat 88
71 Azerbaijan Airlines 70
72 China Eastern 79
73 Jet Airways 71
74 American Airlines 77
75 Fiji Airways 91
76 Ryanair 108
77 Air Mauritius 73
78 United Airlines 68
79 LOT Polish 92
80 Air Seychelles 63
81 SriLankan Airlines 67
82 Icelandair 81
83 Juneyao Airlines 90
84 Gulf Air 80
85 Air Berlin 74
86 Hawaiian Airlines 72
87 American Eagle Airlines 84
88 Vueling 109
89 Air Nostrum 89
90 Tigerair 97
91 Kenya Airways 85
92 Royal Brunei Airlines 95
93 Air Malta 101
94 Xiamen Airlines 110
95 S7 Airlines 104
96 Peach 78
97 Royal Air Maroc 115
98 Air China 87
99 Air Canada rouge 131
100 Aeromexico 94

http://www.worldairlineawards.com/awards/w...ine_rating.html
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I can't believe above 50 more than half are Aisian Airline , European and US airline all where ?


Hong Kong Airlines hmm.gif all the while i though Cathay pacific are hong kong airline

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QUOTE(eXTaTine @ Dec 30 2017, 01:30 AM)
See that? No wonder 3 out of top 4 is ANZAC airlines.
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yup. damn these Aussies and yet many Malaysians like to migrate there tongue.gif
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QUOTE(bereev @ Dec 30 2017, 12:01 PM)
I can't believe above 50 more than half are Aisian Airline , European and US airline all where ?
Hong Kong Airlines  hmm.gif  all the while i though Cathay pacific are hong kong airline

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Cathay pacific top-notch.
HK airlines never tried before tongue.gif

This post has been edited by Milupa: Dec 30 2017, 09:18 PM
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post Dec 30 2017, 09:18 PM

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QUOTE(bereev @ Dec 30 2017, 11:57 AM)
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my place ?
i have so many VVVVIP to support their luxury life u know , how many VVVVVIP u have  rolleyes.gif
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jinjja? laugh.gif
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