A consultancy firm surveyed millions of airline passengers and ranked the best airlines in the world. Emirates was ranked first, while the Cathay was considered to have the cleanest cabins. ANA All Nippon Airways ranked for the best airport service in the world. Here is the complete list:
1. Emirates Airlines
Emirates Airlines is a Dubai based airline founded in year 1958, is a part of Emirates Group. The main hub of Emirates is Dubai International Airport. It has a fleet of 251.
2. Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways was founded in 1993, and is headquartered in Doha, Qatar. The current CEO of Qatar Airways is Akbar Al Baker. Qatar Airways is also allianced with Oneworld and has Al Maha Airways and Qatar Airways Holidays as subsidiaries.
3. Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines is operated from Singapore, and has Singapore Changi Airport, the world’s best airport, as its Hub. The airline also has alliance with Star Alliance. Current CEO is Goh Choon Phong. Their subsidiaries include SilkAir, TigerAir, and Singapore Airlines Cargo.
4. Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific was founded by Sydney de Kantzow and Roy Farrell in year 1946 in Shanghai, China. Its current headquarters are in Hong Kong, and is part of Swire Group. It also has subsidiaries including Cathay Dragon, Asia Miles, and Air Hong Kong.
5. ANA All Nippon Airways
ANA All Nippon Airways is a Japanese airline founded in 1952. It has the best airline staff in Asia. It is a huge company with total assets over 2 trillion JPY. It has an alliance with Star Alliance. The subsidiaries include Air Do, Peach, Vanilla Air, Air Japan, ANA Wings, and Pan Am International Flight Academy. Its Hub also include Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport.
6. Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways is an Abu Dhabi (UAE) based airline, founded in year 2003. Its Hub is Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad flies to over 90 destinations with the fleet size of 122. Its parent company is Etihad Aviation Group
and has headquarters located in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. As of October 2015 Etihad Airways had 19,691 employees.
7. Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines was founded in May 1993, having Hubs at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Esenboğa International Airport, and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.
Turkish Airline is the best airline in Southern Europe.
It has an alliance with Star Alliance and subsidiaries include Anadolujet, SunExpress, Turkish Technic, Turkish HABOM, and THY Aydın Çıldır Havalimanı İşletme A.Ş. Its current fleet size is 330 and flies to 290 destinations. Its headquarters is located at Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.
8. EVA Air
EVA Air is a Taiwanese airline founded in March 1989, having its hub at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (Taipei). It is also the best transpacific airline. It has an alliance with Star Alliance and subsidiaries include UNI Air. The current fleet size of EVA Air is 67 and it flies to 74 destinations. The headquarters of the company is located in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.
9. Qantas Airways
Qantas Airways is the best airline in Australia/Pacific. Qantas Airways was founded in November 1920 in Winton, Queensland, Australia, but commened its operations in March 1921. Its hubs are Brisbane Airport, Melbourne Airport, and Sydney Airport. It also has secondary hubs at Adelaide Airport, Dubai International Airport, and Perth Airport.
Qantas has an alliance with Oneworld and its subsidiaries include QantasLink, Jetstar Airways, Jetconnect, Network Aviation, Qantas Freight, Australian air Express, Qantas Holidays, Express Ground Handling, Qantas Ground Services, Q Catering, and Snap Fresh.
The current fleet size of Qantas Airways is 131 with travelling destinations of 85. The headquarters are located at Mascot, New South Wales, Australia.
Lufthansa is the best transatlantic and Western Europe airline. It is a Germany based airline founded in 1953, and commenced its operations in 1055. Its hubs are Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport.
It has an alliance with Star Alliance and subsidiaries include Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Germanwings, Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa Regional, Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa CityLine, Swiss International Air Lines, Swiss Global Air Lines, Edelweiss Air, LSG Sky Chefs, Lufthansa Consulting, Lufthansa Flight Training, Lufthansa Industry Solutions, Lufthansa Systems, Lufthansa Technik, and Global Load Control.
The current fleet size of Lufthansa is 268 with travelling destinations of 220. The parent company of Lufthansa is Publicly traded (FWB: LHA) while the headquarters are located at Cologne, Germany.