TripAdvisor, an international website where visitors can rate their holidays, has published a top 10 of the world’s best airlines. Normally TripAdvisor only rates hotels, cities and sights, but since last year experiences about airlines can also be shared.
Surprising results in the top 10
The Travellers’ Choice Awards for Airlines came about on the basis on the website’s visitors’ votes. These showed that the airline Emirates from Dubai was voted the best airline worldwide, followed by Singapore Airlines. It will not come as a surprise to most that these airlines made the top 10. However, number 3 in the list, the Brazilian airline Azul, is a big surprise in this top 10. This airline has gone through a substantial growth in recent years. Other unexpected airline that made the top 10 are low-cost airlines JetBlue and Thai Smile.
This is the full top 10 of the world’s best airlines as according to the Travellers’ Choice Awards:
- Singapore Airlines
- Air New Zealand
- Korean Air
- Japan Airlines
- Thai Smile
- Alaska Airlines
- Garuda Indonesia
The European ranking also includes a surprise. The Russian airline Aeroflot was able to come in in first place. Aeroflot was considered to be unreliable due to the lack of security measures in place. The airline has tried very hard to better its reputation and with great success. The Dutch KLM is in third place, the airline scores well on customer service and value for money.
Europe’s 10 best airline in a row:
- Turkish Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- Austrian Airlines
- Aer Lingus
Best low-cost airline in Europe
In the category of best low-cost airlines in Europe, the English Jet2.com has the highest score and beats the bigger competitors like Ryanair and EasyJet. The Dutch TUI Fly was able to just make the top 10.
- Aegean Airlines
- S7 Airlines
- Air Malta
- TUI Fly
Besides the prize for best airline worldwide, Emirates was also able to win the prize for best business class and best economy class. Sir Tim Clark, CEO of Emirates, accepts the prizes with pride. To be chosen as the best airline based on independent reviews and feedback is a credit to the company according to him.