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Top 20 World’s Best Economy Class Airlines – 2018

According to the World airlines Award website is listed some of the best airline which provides Economy seats for its passengers. Let’s have the look. Who is standing at the first. 

The Award for the world’s “Best Economy Class Airline” is a coveted Quality distinction representing passenger satisfaction assessment of the front-line Economy Class product and staff service standards that airlines provide across both the cabin and airport environments. With the majority of air travellers flying in Economy Class this is a most important award which in 2017 is won by Thai Airways.


1.Thai Airways. 

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) is the designated national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand. Founded in 1960, THAI operates an average of 1,066 roundtrip flights per week on domestic, regional and intercontinental routes. For 56 years Thai Airways International has operated with high safety standards, adopting new safety regulations and practices as a prerequisite by various authorities around the world.
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Thai Airways A380 seats : Top 20 World’s Best Economy Class Airlines – 2018

Boeing 777 : Economy seats are in a 3-3-3 layout, with five rows having a 2-3-2 configuration. The seat pitch is 31 inches (79 centimetres) and seat width is 18 inches (46 centimetres).  Airbus 380 & Boeing 747 : Economy seats are in a 3-4-3 Layout.

Survey link : Airline Quality 

2. Qatar Airways 

QATAR AIRWAYS, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines with a modern fleet of 179 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance.

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Qatar Airways aircraft cabin/seat layouts can be viewed on the Seat Map in menu below.(courtesy : Airline Quality )

Seat pitchSeat pitch : 31-33 inches
Seat widthSeat width : 17.5 -18.75 inches
WiFiOnboard WiFi (*not all flights)
power_iconIn-seat/USB power (*not all flights)
AVODAudio / video on demand
DiningComplimentary meals
WinesComplimentary beverages & wines
SleepingPillows & blankets supplied

Survey link : Airline Quality 

3. Asiana Airlines


As a member of Star Alliance, it operates 14 domestic and 90 international passenger routes, and 27 cargo routes throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania.

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A350 Economy class : Economy Smartium on A350 provides enhanced comfort with 4 inches of extra legroom Top 20 World’s Best Economy Class Airlines – 2018

Survey link : Airline Quality 

List of the World’s Best Economy Class Airlines.
1 Thai Airways
2 Qatar Airways
3 Asiana Airlines
4 Garuda Indonesia
5 Singapore Airlines
6 Japan Airlines
7 Emirates
8 ANA All Nippon Airways
9 EVA Air
10 Lufthansa
11 Turkish Airlines
12 Hainan Airlines
13 Virgin Australia
14 Saudi Arabian Airlines
15 China Airlines
16 Qantas Airways
17 Bangkok Airways
18 Air New Zealand
19 Oman Air
20 Malaysia Airlines


About the World Airline Awards.
The airline survey and awards process is independent and impartial, introduced by Skytrax in 1999 to provide a customer satisfaction study that was global, reflecting the international scale of the airline industry. Travellers across the globe vote in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners.

All costs for the project are paid by Skytrax, and airlines do not pay any type of survey entry / registration fee, or to attend the awards event. There are no charges for airline use of the award logos and results. Airlines can invite and encourage their customers to participate in the airline survey, but no element of financial or other inducement can be offered.


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