World’s Best Airlines for 2018

first_imgPhoto:Air New Zealand The results are in for world’s best airlines for 2018The world’s best airlines for 2018 have been announced with Air New Zealand taking out the top “airline of the year” award. Other award categories include the best economy, best business class, and best low-cost carrier.READ: World’s top ten airlines, the world’s only safety, and product rating agenc promotes excellence in the airline industry and the pinnacle of these efforts is its Airline Excellence Awards. Winners include Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Air Canada, Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic, Westjet, Norwegian, Aegean Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Scoot and What makes a winner?AWARD CATEGORY: Airline Of The YearAir New Zealand selected for Airline of the yearAir 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.Air NZ wins AirlineRatings Airline of the Year 2018Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon receives’s Airline of the Year 2018 from founder Geoffrey ThomasIt was also named by the readers of the highly respected Condé Nast Traveller as Best Airline in the World outside the US.The Airline Excellence Awards program combines four major international industry and government safety audits, with another 12 key criteria that include: fleet age, passenger ratings, profitability, investment rating and key product offerings.The judging panel said: “Air New Zealand came out number one -or equal first – in all of our audit criteria, which is an exceptional performance.”AWARD CATEGORY: Airline With The Best First ClassSingapore Airlines wins best First Class experienceThis award has been by won by Singapore Airlines whose name is a consistent winner of awards over the past decades synonymous with excellence of in-flight product.READ: Singapore Airlines wins major awardsWorld's Best Airlines for 2018AWARD CATEGORY: Best Business ClassVirgin Australia wins Best Business ClassVirgin Australia has taken out this much sought-after award for the second year running with its “The Business” suite which can be argued is more First Class than Business Class.READ: Virgin Australia a big winnerAirlineRatings Best Business Class goes to Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia’s business class is outstandingAWARD CATEGORY: Best Premium EconomyAir New Zealand wins Best Premium EconomyAir New Zealand has won Best Premium Economy once again for its leadership in this class. The airline is continually innovating in all cabins and this has resulted in higher yields as passengers upgrade their travel experience.AWARD CATEGORY: Best EconomyKorean Air wins Best Economy AirlineKorean Air is a clear winner with its Economy Class which features 18-inch wide seats at an industry high 33-34-inch seat pitch on its A380s, 777s, and 787s.AWARD CATEGORY: Best Cabin CrewSingapore Airlines wins Best Cabin CrewBest Cabin Crew award has been won by Singapore Airlines with its Singapore Girl and their outstanding commitment to service.For decades the Singapore Girl has been the face of the airline.AirlineRatings Best Cabin Crew goes to Singapore AirlinesAWARD CATEGORY: Best CateringQantas Airways wins for Best Catering ServicesQantas has again taken out this award for the fourth year running. Its commitment not only to premium dining but to economy travel which makes up 90 percent of passengers is industry leading.READ: Qantas a big winnerAWARD CATEGORY: Best LoungesQantas Airways selected for Best LoungesAnother win for Australia’s Qantas. Its lounges have become an institution down-under and Qantas’ overseas offerings are also an industry benchmark.AirlineRatings Best Lounges goes to QantasAWARD CATEGORY: Best In-Flight EntertainmentEmirates wins for Best In-Flight EntertainmentEmirates, which was one of the pioneers of IFE, wins Best IFE award. The airline has an IFE product that few airlines equal.AWARD CATEGORY: Best Domestic ClassQantas wins for Best Domestic ClassIn an era where domestic offerings are becoming leaner both in the US and Europe Australia’s Qantas’s domestic in-flight product is a standout and in many cases, matches or exceeds international service.AWARD CATEGORY: Regional Airline Of The YearAegean Airlines wins Regional Airline of the YearAthens based Aegean Airlines has taken out this award for delivering a first-class experience on routes around Europe and is now stretching its legs.AWARD CATEGORY: Most Improved AirlineTianjin Airlines wins Most Improved AirlineThis has been won by Tianjin Airlines in China. This airline is turning heads wherever it goes and it is now flying well beyond China and delivering a superb product at very affordable prices.AWARD CATEGORY: Best Ultra-Low-Cost wins Ultra-Low-Cost Airline  A new award, taken out by Vietnam’s , celebrates a new breed of airlines that offer extraordinary value to passengers, while not compromising on product or service.READ: the Ultra-Low-Cost Award winnerVietJetAir has won best Ultra Low Cost Airlines cabin crewAWARD CATEGORY: Best Long-Haul Airline2018 Best Long-Haul Airline Best Long-Haul Airline awards have been won by: Etihad (Middle East/Africa), Korean Air (Asia/Pacific), Virgin Atlantic (Europe) and Air Canada (The Americas).Airline Ratings Best Long Haul Airline Middle East goes to Etihad -world's best airlines for 2018AWARD CATEGORY: Best Low-Cost Airline2018 Best Low-Cost Airline winners are Westjet (The Americas), Scoot (Asia/Pacific) and Norwegian (Europe).READ: Westjet Low-Cost Americas winnerAirlineRatings Best Low Cost Airline Americas goes to WestJet - world's best airlines for 2018last_img