Airlines all around the world are evolving. They are not just judged as a means of travel any more but the service and comfort provided is also a major point. The flights can be hours long and the passengers should be comfortable while they are in the air practically doing nothing. But now the flights ensure that the passengers have no complaints about anything basically. The food served should be top-notch, the entertainment provided should be flawless and uninterrupted, the seats should be as comfortable as they can get and of course, the staff should be extremely skilled in their work. Based on all these here are the top 10 airlines from across the world.
1. Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines is totally synonyms with the word flawless and they have numerous awards to prove the same. Everything that they do is truly impeccable whether it be from food to service. Singapore Airlines have a team of culinary chefs who decide the delicious menu and deliver it to the passengers, and that’s the reason that they are known for the food they serve. In addition to this, they were voted as the Skytrax World’s Best Airline Cabin Crew in 2019, and this is just one of many. They have been ranked as the World’s best airline by Skytrax four times and have remained No.1 in Travel & Leisure’s best airline rankings from the past 25 years. They are truly unbeatable.
2. Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways is one of the finest airlines available across the world and that is because of the team of more than 46,000 professionals who are employed here, who make every flight a successful one. They have been awarded Airline of the year five times up till now. Everything they offer is world-class from food to service to the most comfortable seats. Qatar Airways is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar and travels to over 160 destinations.
Emirates has been in business since the 1980s and have never looked back since then. Over the years they’ve set new milestones and stepped up in the airline business. They fly to 157 destinations with 56 million passengers every year. They made a new Guinness World Record, with the world’s most multicultural flight with 145 nationalities onboard. They also promoted International Women’s Day with an all-women flight deck crew.
4. Eva Air
Eva Airways is one of the safest airlines in the world ranked in the 15th position. It has no accidents or fatalities to date since its inception. The airline has won many awards over the years for its impeccable performance. They received a 5-star airline rating by SKYTRAX in 2016 and awards for cabin cleanliness and onboard catering. These awards are just a few of the many and hence they are ranked in the top five airlines in the world.
5. All Nippon Airways (ANA)
Nippon is the old name of Japan, hence the name of the airlines. All Nippon Airways (ANA) operates majorly in Japan and many eastern and western countries. They have received a 5-star rating from SKYTRAX for eight consecutive years. They have also received the award for “Airline of the year” multiple times. All this is because of the supreme quality they offer and the hard work and dedication Japanese culture possesses.
6. Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand is the flag carrier airline of New Zealand, although the airline was privatized for a short duration in 1989, it returned to being majorly owned by the state after facing a failed tie-up with an American company and bankruptcy. The airline has been awarded “Airline of the Year” by Air Transport World Global Airline Awards in 2010 and 2012 for their exemplary performance. They have also been ranked the safest airline in the world by Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) in the year 2014.
7. Japan Airlines (JAL)
Japan Airlines (JAL) is the state-owned flag carrier of Japan. After merging with Japan Air System in 2002, it became the largest airline carrier in Japan and the sixth-largest airline in the world by passengers carried. They fly to 220 destinations in 35 countries worldwide. They have been given a 5-star rating by SKYTRAX twice consecutively. They were also awarded for World’s Best Economy Class and the Best Economy Class Airline Seat at the Skytrax 2019 World Airline Awards by SKYTRAX in 2019. JAL was also recognized by Tripadvisor as “Best Airline in Japan in 2020.
8. La Compagnie
La Compagnie is apparently the only way to fly to France and a very good one. They have a carefully curated menu, especially designed by keeping their passengers’ tastes in mind. They also give importance to their passenger’s comfort and for that, they have designed full-flat seats in their aircraft, fully equipped with all kinds of luxury as promised. They also offer meditation at 33,000 feet, which is pretty rare for an airline!
9. Cathay Pacific Airways
Cathay Pacific Airways is the flag carrier of Hong Kong. The airline was established in 1946 by Australian Sydney H. de Kantzow and American Roy C. Farrell. It now flies to more than 190 destinations in more than 60 countries worldwide. In 2010, Cathay Pacific became the world’s largest international cargo airline.
10. Virgin Atlantic Airways
The airline was established in 1984 by its co-founders Randolph Fields and Alan Hellary. They offer world-class service to its passengers from the very start. They started coming up with more and more destinations over the years and hence gained popularity. Their food and service offered by the staff are exemplary and for that, they are now known in the top 10 airlines in the entire world.