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.

Airline of the Year Air New ZealandAir New Zealand Air New Zealand
Best First Class Etihad AirwaysEtihad Airways Singapore Airlines
Best Business Class Singapore AirlinesVirgin Australia Virgin Australia
Best Premium Economy Air New ZealandAir New Zealand Air New Zealand
Best Economy Class Air New ZealandSingapore Airlines Korean Air
Best Low Fare Carrier Asia / Pacific ScootScoot Scoot
Best Low Fare Carrier Europe NorwegianNorwegian Norwegian
Best Low Fare Carrier Americas Virgin AmericaVirgin America WestJet
Best Low Fare Carrier Middle East / Africa KululaKulula
Best Regional Airline SilkAirFlybe Aegean Airlines
Most Improved AirlineGaruda Indonesia Tianjin Airlines
Inflight Catering Award QantasQantas Qantas
Long Haul Americas Delta Air LinesDelta Air Lines Air Canada
Long Haul Middle East / Africa Etihad Airways Etihad Airways
Long Haul Asia / Pacific cathay_pacific_squareSingapore Airlines Korean Air
Long Haul Europe LufthansaVirgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic
In Flight Entertainment Award Singapore AirlinesEmirates Emirates
Best New World Carrier Virgin Australia
Best Cabin Crew Singapore Airlines
Best Domestic Service Qantas
Best Lounges Qantas
Best Ultra Low Cost Airline VietJet Air