Awards

Our AirlineRatings ‘Airline of the year’ awards, acknowledge the best of the best in the airline industry in turn helping you the passenger choose who to fly with. As well as in flight product, our world’s best airlines must also be innovative, have a good route network and score highly for safety. In addition to these awards we also have our world’s top 10 airlines. These airlines are those our experienced editors feel offer the best in comfort, innovation, value and safety across Economy, Business and First Class. All awards are judged against a strict assessment criteria put together by our editors who combined have over 150 years of experience.

201520162017
Airline of the year Air New ZealandAir New Zealand Air New Zealand
Best Business Class cathay_pacific_squareSingapore Airlines Virgin Australia
Best Economy Class Thai Airways InternationalAir New Zealand Singapore Airlines
Best First Class Etihad AirwaysEtihad Airways Etihad Airways
Best Low Fare Carrier Americas JetBlue AirwaysVirgin America Virgin America
Best Low Fare Carrier Asia / Pacific ScootScoot Scoot
Best Low Fare Carrier Europe NorwegianNorwegian Norwegian
Best Low Fare Carrier Middle East / Africa KululaKulula Kulula
Best New World Carrier Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia
Best Premium Economy Air New ZealandAir New Zealand Air New Zealand
Catering Award QantasQantas Qantas
In Flight Entertainment Award EmiratesSingapore Airlines Emirates
Long Haul Americas latam-sqaureDelta Air Lines Delta Air Lines
Long Haul Asia / Pacific EVA Aircathay_pacific_square Singapore Airlines
Long Haul Europe LufthansaLufthansa Virgin Atlantic
Long Haul Middle East / Africa Etihad AirwaysEtihad Airways
Most Improved Airline Garuda Indonesia
Regional Airline Award Bangkok AirSilkAir Flybe