AirlineRatings.com, the top global airline ranking website, released its annual list of the 10 best airlines for 2017. Air New Zealand claimed the top spot again, which is the fourth time it has won this honor. The website praised Air New Zealand for its outstanding financial performance and innovation in cabin safety, positive staff performance, and attentiveness to environmental protection.
Cathay Pacific, headquartered in Hong Kong, placed fourth in the rakings. Cathay Pacific is considered a safe airline with excellent cabin service. In 2013 and 2015, it was honored by AirlineRatings.com with the Best Business Class award, and recognized as the best airline in Asia in 2015.
AirlineRatings.com also praised EVA Air for being a leader in Taiwan’s aviation industry, and specificially cited it for being the first to introduce Premium Economy Class in 1992. Geoffrey Thomas, editor-in-chief of AirlineRatings.com, said:
“Whether they are number 1 or number 10, these airlines are the best among the best in the aviation industry.”
AirlineRatings.com 2017 Global Top 10 Best Airlines:
- Air New Zealand
- Qantas Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- Virgin Atlantic/Virgin Australia
- British Airways
- Etihad Airways
- All Nippon Airways
- EVA Air
Translation by Chew BK.