As per the AirlineRatings.com has announced along with its Airline Excellence Awards its Top Ten airlines for 2015.Heading the list is Air New Zealand followed by Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Qantas Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, EVA Air, Lufthansa, All Nippon Airways and British Airways.To be named in the top ten, airlines must achieve a seven star safety rating and demonstrate leadership in innovation for passenger comfort.
Air New Zealand- Air New Zealand has made a fine recovery after a period of financial turmoil in the early 2000s. This renaissance culminated with AirlineRatings.com recently naming it the best airline in the world. Air New Zealand has not suffered any significant incidents in the past couple of decades.
Singapore Airlines- Singapore Airlines is universally lauded for its high quality service and efficient operations. It is also Business Insider’s pick for the best airline in the world. The Changi Airport-based carrier has been accident free since 2000.
All Nippon Airline(ANA): ANA has been recognized as a 5-star airline for the third consecutive year! , Commenced domestic services in 1954 With Japan Airlines’ monopoly on international routes, ANA’s international services did not begin until 1986. Joined Star Alliance in 1999 . Has taken control of several airline subsidiaries over the past decade including a joint venture with Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia . Japan’s largest airline now .Flies to over 50 domestic and 36 international destinations
British Airways- British Airways is one of the biggest and most decorated airlines in Europe. Although it’s been in the news in recent years for a couple of incidents, the airline has only suffered one fatal crash — in 1976— since its formation in 1974.
Cathay Pacific- As AirlineRatings .com recently awarded Cathay Pacific with the honor of best business class accommodations in the world. As comfortable as its business class service may be, the airline is just as competent in terms of safety. Outside of terrorist attacks, Cathay Pacific has not suffered a fatal accident since the 1960s.
Emirates Airlines- Emirates Airlines: Since its inception in 1985, Emirates has grown to become one of the biggest players in the industry. And in those 30 years, the airline has maintained a near-perfect safety record — not suffering a single fatal accident.
Etihad- Like its Emirates neighbor, Abu Dhabi’s Etihad has maintained an unblemished safety record. It’s truly remarkable how quickly the decade-old airline has grown in scale and reputation.
EVA Air- Taiwan’s EVA Air was recently named the best long haul airline in Asia by AirlineRatings.com. The airline has not suffered any major accidents since its founding in 1988.
Lufthansa- Germany’s Lufthansa is a European aviation juggernaut. In operation since 1955, the Frankfurt-based carrier was recently named Europe’s best long haul airline by the website. It has not suffered any fatal accidents since 1993.
Qantas- Qantas is the Volvo of the airline industry — a company whose reputation and mystique is built upon its clean safety record. This is for good reason. The 93 year-old airline has not had a fatal crash since 1951.
“We are looking for leaders in the industry, airlines that go the extra distance to make a real difference to the passenger experience,” said Geoffrey Thomas AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief “While we do not have a public vote we do consider website feedback from passengers when making our final decisions.”
Mr Thomas noted a big mover this year was Etihad Airways which jumped from 6th to second place, while Qantas moved from 5th to 4th. This year British Airways made the top ten for the first time as did Lufthansa and EVA Air.
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