With over 5,000 airlines in the world, there is definitely competition in the airline market. Different airline companies offer various services, and even join groups or teams in order to benefit one another.
But among the thousands of the airlines, there will always be those that would stand out from the rest.
The independent award winners were determined via a passenger survey for 2016 under the Skytrax 2016 World Airline Awards.
Here’s a list of the top 10 airlines in the world according to the survey.
The tenth best airline was Lufthansa, which also won Best Transatlantic Airline for the fifth time and the Best Airline in Western Europe award.
9. Qantas Airways
In ninth place, Qantas also dominated in the Australia and Pacific region, winning the Best Airline in Australia / Pacific for the fourth year in a row.
It also took the award for Best Airline Staff in Australia & Pacific and Best Premium Economy Catering.
8. EVA Air
Eva Air, the world’s newest five-star airline, ranked number eight and was named Best Transpacific Airline and Best Business Class Comfort Amenities.
7. Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines ranked number seven in the world and was named Best Airline in Europe, along with wins for Business Class catering with onboard and lounge dining standards.
6. Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways was ranked number six worldwide and won for World’s Best First Class cabin, Best First Class seat and Best First Class catering.
5. ANA All Nippon Airways
ANA All Nippon Airways, ranked number five, also won for World’s Best Airport Services and Best Airline Staff in Asia for the second year in a row.
4. Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific Airways, ranked number four, also won for World’s Best for Cabin Cleanliness and Best First Class Lounge for its facility at its Hong Kong International Airport hub.
Third place winner Singapore Airlines also won for Best Airline in Asia and Best Business Class Airline Seat.
2. Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways was second in the global ranking and won awards including World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class lounge and Best Airline Staff in the Middle East.
“The airline’s renowned service, modern aircraft and luxurious cabins, combined with an expanding global network, continue to set Qatar Airways apart from the competition,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker.
Emirates won this award for the fourth time.
It also won the World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award and performed well in First, Business and Economy Class survey sections.
“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 Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark.