Tuesday, June 18, 2013

REVEALED: Top 10 Airlines In The World, according to Skytrax World Airline Awards 2013

Emirates has topped the rankings at SKYTRAX's 2013 World Airline AwardsThe ten best airlines in the world include the ‘Big 3’ Gulf carriers (Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways), according to this year’s Skytrax World Airlines Awards.

Emirates topped the rankings in 2013, pushing last year’s winner Qatar Airways into second place. 

The full list is below, with other entrants including Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Turkish Airlines, Qantas and Garuda Indonesia.

The winners were announced at a special awards ceremony to coincide with Paris International Airshow 2013.

What are your thoughts on the list? Do you agree? As always, please feel free to share your comments here, and you can also get in touch on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ - I look forward to connecting with you!

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


  1. Top 10 list with Lufthansa ? I am sure there is some thing wrong with this list.

    1. Well, Lufthansa has the best First Class Lounges Worldwide. Guess you have never flown First before.

  2. Turkish airline is on the top 10 best list? It's the airline I would never use again, especially for long flight. Minimum amenities, not so many drinks offered or provided during the flight (which is really necessary for long flight).
    Couldn't 100% agree, but Singapore Airline and Garuda deserve to be on the list.

    1. Turkish Airlines have come a long way in the past few years they have introduced a superior product call comfort class which is really in its own league. sadly they are doing away with this class which in my opinion should have stayed but reduced in numbers. Also this airline practices a nine abreast seating configuration on their triple sevens whereas most other airlines do 10 which is much less comfortable. they are also one of the only airlines offering hot meals on intra European routes whereas most other airlines offer you some biscuits or crackers. So I do agree on turkish airlines award. when you compare them with the rest of the European competition I really do believe they are miles ahead.

  3. No US anywhere.

  4. I've flown on zero of the Top 10. Let's change that!

  5. Having just flown Singapore Airlines-DragonAir-Qantas up to Shanghai and back, they should all be listed totally agree! Cheers m

  6. Top 10 looks like Asia`s top 10. Im not challenging the results, though.

  7. It is hard to agree with this list when you know that behind the curtain the airlines actually buy these awards for themselves.

    1. As an airline employee I can't think of anyone from our industry who would disagree with you.

  8. Garuda at 8? Gimme a break!

  9. Emirates should not be top. Singapore should be! Turkish are better than emirates!

    1. Turkish Airlines is by far the best of the european airlines, and better than Emirates. It has improved quality a lot in the last years.

  10. Ahmed Ali LootahJune 21, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    Interesting: not one airline west of Turkey.

  11. Surprised to see Garuda in the top 100 !
    Must have really upped their game in recent times !

  12. I think Garuda deserves it.... !
    Definitely one of the best

  13. Singapore and Cathay Pacific brilliant. I changed my alliagence to Emirates a few years ago as they were voted top airline. I travelled Manchester Dubai Bankok, Singapore Dubai Manchester, Boeing 777 most uncomfortable flight ever. Service was not up to SIA or C.P. standards.

  14. Emirates is not in top-10 in any way. I travelled Emirates in Economy and Business classes, both are bad products. I also know QATAR, SINGAPORE, TURKISH, IBERIA, CATHAY, EGYPTAIR,..all of them are much better than Emirates, definitely. Emirates economy class is uncomfortable; business class is the worst I know (except the old Egyptair business class; the current Egyptair business class is better than the Emirates')


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