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.

2017 2018 2019
Airline of the Year Air New Zealand Air New Zealand Singapore Airlines
Best First Class Etihad Airways Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines
Best Business Class Virgin Australia Virgin Australia Qatar Airways
Best Premium Economy Air New Zealand Air New Zealand Air New Zealand
Best Economy Class Singapore Airlines Korean Air Korean Air
Best Low Fare Carrier Asia / Pacific Scoot Scoot AirAsia X
Best Low Fare Carrier Europe Norwegian Norwegian Wizz
Best Low Fare Carrier Americas WestJet WestJet
Best Low Fare Carrier Middle East / Africa Kulula
Best Regional Airline Flybe Aegean Airlines Qantas
Most Improved Airline Garuda Indonesia Tianjin Airlines Philippine Airlines
Inflight Catering Award Qantas Qantas Qatar Airways
Long Haul Americas Delta Air Lines Air Canada Delta Air Lines
Long Haul Middle East / Africa Etihad Airways Emirates
Long Haul Airline Asia EVA Air
Long Haul Airline Pacific Air New Zealand
Long Haul Airline Asia / Pacific Singapore Airlines Korean Air
Long Haul Europe Virgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic
In Flight Entertainment Award Emirates Emirates Emirates
Best New World Carrier
Best Cabin Crew Singapore Airlines Virgin Australia
Best Domestic Service Qantas Qantas
Best Lounges Qantas Qantas
Best Ultra Low Cost Airline VietJet Air  VietJet Air