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.

201720182019
Airline of the YearAir New ZealandAir New ZealandSingapore Airlines
Best First ClassEtihad AirwaysSingapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines
Best Business ClassVirgin AustraliaVirgin AustraliaQatar Airways
Best Premium EconomyAir New ZealandAir New ZealandAir New Zealand
Best Economy ClassSingapore AirlinesKorean AirKorean Air
Best Low Fare Carrier Asia / PacificScootScootAirAsia X
Best Low Fare Carrier EuropeNorwegianNorwegianWizz
Best Low Fare Carrier AmericasWestJetWestJet
Best Low Fare Carrier Middle East / AfricaKulula
Best Regional AirlineFlybeAegean AirlinesQantas
Most Improved AirlineGaruda IndonesiaTianjin AirlinesPhilippine Airlines
Inflight Catering AwardQantasQantasQatar Airways
Long Haul AmericasDelta Air LinesAir CanadaDelta Air Lines
Long Haul Middle East / AfricaEtihad AirwaysEmirates
Long Haul Airline AsiaEVA Air
Long Haul Airline PacificAir New Zealand
Long Haul Airline Asia / PacificSingapore AirlinesKorean Air
Long Haul EuropeVirgin AtlanticVirgin Atlantic
In Flight Entertainment AwardEmiratesEmiratesEmirates
Best New World Carrier
Best Cabin CrewSingapore AirlinesVirgin Australia
Best Domestic ServiceQantasQantas
Best LoungesQantasQantas
Best Ultra Low Cost AirlineVietJet Air VietJet Air