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World's Best Airlines 2013

Dubai, United Arab...
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World's Best Airlines 2013

It's just been announced. Emirates beat Qatar Airways this year.


Top 10 airlines in the world


1. Emirates

2. Qatar Airways

3. Singapore Airlines

4. ANA All Nippon Airways

5. Asiana Airlines

6. Cathay Pacific Airways

7. Etihad Airways

8. Garuda Indonesia

9. Turkish Airlines

10.Qantas Airways


Winners in other categories


World's best premium economy class: Air New Zealand

World's best low-cost airline: AirAsia

World's best aircraft cabin cleanliness: ANA

World's best economy class onboard catering: Asiana Airlines

World's best cabin staff: Cathay Pacific Airways

World's best regional airline: Dragonair

World's best first class: Etihad Airways

World's best economy class: Garuda Indonesia

Best low-cost airline in Australia / Pacific: Jetstar Airways

World's best first class lounge: Lufthansa

World's best airline signature dish: Malaysia Airlines

Best airline Australia / Pacific: Qantas Airways

World's best business class: Qatar Airways

Best staff service in Australia / Pacific: Virgin Australia


Edited: 9:03 am, June 18, 2013
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New York City, New...
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1. Re: World's Best Airlines 2013


Edit: Oh, it's Skytrax, why am I not surprised. Sigh.

Llandudno North...
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2. Re: World's Best Airlines 2013

I wonder if any European carrier will ever pull their finger out and give the Asian carriers a run for their money.

Not one in the top ten is pitiful.


Amsterdam, The...
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3. Re: World's Best Airlines 2013

Turkish touts themselves as European :-)

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New York City, New...
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5. Re: World's Best Airlines 2013

I guess it's inevitable that the "I had one flight with someone and it was the worst experience ever in human history" brigade would show up....

United Kingdom
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6. Re: World's Best Airlines 2013

'Turkish touts themselves as European :-)'

Move the continent further eastwards, there would be a few more!

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7. Re: World's Best Airlines 2013

Wasn't expecting Garuda to be up there but i have to say it's been a few years since I've flown with them, the otehrs are no surprise. Emirates will be very happy they've beaten both Qatar and Etihad.

England, United...
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8. Re: World's Best Airlines 2013

Agree with some and others are well laughable. Some aspects of EK have improved a lot and other areas are getting worse.

But were all going to have our own opinions on the 'Best' and one good/bad experience really will influence some peoples views.

UK, Mauritius
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9. Re: World's Best Airlines 2013

Agree with Scotlandscout and surprised to see EK up there are #1.

Some aspects have improved - ie opening up of all the business class lounges to silvers in Dubai recently, but others like the recent tax/fuel increase which effectively raises airfares are going to make them much less competitive.

Sydney, Australia
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10. Re: World's Best Airlines 2013

I third that opinion about EK, definitely Top 10 worthy, but didn't expect to take #1, nor Garuda in the Top 10.

+1 OP2002

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