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 strict assessment criteria put together by our editors who combined have over 200 years of experience.

201820192020
Airline of the YearAir New ZealandSingapore AirlinesAir New Zealand
Best First ClassSingapore AirlinesSingapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines
Best Business ClassVirgin AustraliaQatar AirwaysQatar Airways
Best Premium EconomyAir New ZealandAir New ZealandAir New Zealand
Best Economy ClassKorean AirKorean AirVirgin Australia
Best Low Fare Carrier Asia / PacificScootAirAsia XAirAsia X
Best Low Fare Carrier EuropeNorwegianWizzWizz
Best Low Fare Carrier AmericasWestJetWestJetJetBlue Airways
Best Low Fare Carrier Middle East / AfricaAir Arabia
Best Regional AirlineAegean AirlinesQantas
Most Improved AirlineTianjin AirlinesPhilippine AirlinesCebu Pacific
Inflight Catering AwardQantasQatar AirwaysQatar Airways
Long Haul AmericasAir CanadaDelta Air LinesDelta Air Lines
Long Haul Middle East / AfricaEtihad AirwaysEmiratesEmirates
Long Haul Airline AsiaEVA Aircathay_pacific_square
Long Haul Airline PacificAir New Zealand
Long Haul Airline Asia / PacificKorean Air
Long Haul EuropeVirgin AtlanticLufthansa
In Flight Entertainment AwardEmiratesEmiratesEmirates
Best New World Carrier
Best Cabin CrewSingapore AirlinesVirgin AustraliaVirgin Australia
Best Domestic ServiceQantasQantasQantas
Best LoungesQantasQantasQantas
Best Ultra Low Cost AirlineVietJet AirVietJet AirVietJet Air