BEST AND NOT SO GOOD AIRLINES

Skytrax provides airline and airport reviews as well as ranking them and they conduct annual awards which are based on customer service, seat comfort, punctuality, on-board entertainment and meals.

Their final results for Best Airline of 2018 (not to be confused with “Safest Airline”) were based on 20.36 million survey entries. 

10 Best Airlines:

  • Singapore Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • ANA All Nippon Airways
  • Emirates
  • Eva Air
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Thai Airways

They also provide rankings on such things as best cabin, best low-cost airline, most improved airline, best in-flight entertainment and so on (click on Award Winners on their website http://www.worldairlineawards.com to view the whole list).

Below is a list of their winners since 2001. Asian and Middle Eastern carriers are the consistant winners:

  • 2001 Emirates
  • 2002 Emirates
  • 2003 Cathay Pacific Airways
  • 2004 Singapore Airlines
  • 2005 Cathay Pacific Airways
  • 2006 British Airways
  • 2007 Singapore Airlines
  • 2008 Singapore Airlines
  • 2009 Cathay Pacific Airways
  • 2010 Asiana Airlines
  • 2011 Qatar Airways
  • 2012 Qatar Airways
  • 2013 Emirates
  • 2014 Cathay Pacific Airways
  • 2015 Qatar Airways
  • 2016 Emirates
  • 2017 Qatar Airways
  • 2018 Singapore Airlines

TOP 10 AIRPORTS

Here’s a list of the top 10 airports for 2018:

Singapore Changi

Tokyo Haneda

Seoul Incheon

Doha Hamad

Hong Kong

Centrair Nagoya

Munich

London Heathrow

Tokyo Narita

Zurich

 

SAFEST AND LEAST SAFEST AIRLINES

AirlineRatings has announced Qantas as being the 2019 Safest Airline and it’s based on a 7-star safety assessment criteria. It utilises information from the world’s aviation governing body and leading association as well as governments and crash data. There is another airline besides Qantas who has never had a jet airliner fatality – Hawaiian Airlines (in continuous operation since 1929). It should be noted that Qantas has had pre-jet airliner fatalities before 1952 (mainly biplanes and flying boats).

Below is a list of the other 19, in alphabetical order:

Air New Zealand

Alaska Airlines

All Nippon Airways

American Airlines

Austrian Airlines

British Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways

Emirates

Eva Air

Finnair,

Hawaiian Airlines,

KLM

Lufthansa

Qatar Airways

Scandinavian Airline System

Singapore Airlines

Swiss Air

United Airlines

Virgin group of Airlines (Atlantic and Australia)

 

The safest low-cost airlines in alphabetical order are:

Flybe

Frontier

HK Express

Jetblue

Jetstar Australia and Asia

Thomas Cook

Volaris

Vueling

Westjet

Wizz

 

The current least safest airlines with a rating of one star out of seven are (in alphabetical order):

Ariana Afghan Airlines

Blue Wing Airlines

Kam Air

Trigana Air

Other unsafe airlines include Air Koryo, Nepal Airlines, and Yeti Airlines/Tara Air. I should mention that at this point in time, after the recent crashes of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines who were flying brand new planes, there’s currently a huge question mark over the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and this aircraft is currently under investigation.

Please feel free to share and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

 

Images

Image 1 – by Ken Yam on Unsplash

Image 2 – by Randy Faith on Unsplash

Image 3 – by Ryan Park on Unsplash

Image 4 – by Hanson Lu on Unsplash

Image 5 – by Miguel Angel Sanz on Unsplash

Image 6 – by Ramon Kagie on Unsplash

 

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