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Emirates named best airline in the world in TripAdvisor Awards

DUBAI : Emirates Airline has been declared as the ‘Best Airline in the World’ in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines.

Apart from this recognition, the airline also wrapped up four other awards including Best Major Airline – Middle East & Africa, Best Economy Class, Best First Class and World’s Best Airlines – Top 10.

TripAdvisor airline reviews were launched in July 2016, giving travellers a platform to share their candid feedback – both good and bad – about all major airlines around the globe.

The top award was given to Emirates based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for airlines worldwide gathered over a 12-month period.

Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline said: “We are honoured to be named the Best Airline in the World at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2017. The fact that the awards are a result of unbiased reviews and feedback speaks to our commitment to deliver a superior travel experience for our customers. We want travellers to continue making Emirates their first choice whenever they think to travel. That is why we continue to invest in products and services across all classes, and why our service teams work hard and put their hearts into providing the very best experience for our customers both on board and on the ground every day,” quoted the airline’s media centre.

The other airlines that made it to top 10 are listed below:

1. Emirates, United Arab Emirates
2. Singapore Airlines, Singapore
3. Azul, Brazil
4. JetBlue, United States
5. Air New Zealand, New Zealand
6. Korean Air, South Korea
7. Japan Airlines, Japan
8. Thai Smile, Thailand
9. Alaska Airlines, United States
10. Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia

Remaining categories in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2017

Top major airlines in Europe:

1. Aeroflot, Russia
2. Turkish Airlines, Turkey
3. KLM, Netherlands
4. Lufthansa, Germany
5. Swiss Intl Air Lines, Switzerland
6. Virgin Atlantic, United Kingdom
7. Finnair, Finland
8. Austrian Airlines, Austria
9. Aer Lingus, Ireland
10. Icelandair, Iceland

Top low cost airlines in Europe:

1. Jet2.com, United Kingdom
2. Aegean Airlines, Greece
3. S7 Airlines, Russia
4. Monarch, United Kingdom
5. Air Malta, Malta
6. Norwegian, Norway
7. Volotea, Spain
8. Flybe, United Kingdom
9. Thomson, United Kingdom
10. TUI Fly, Belgium

Class of service world winners:

Best First Class
Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Best Business Class
Aeroflot, Russia

Best Premium Economy Class in the World
Air New Zealand, New Zealand

Best Economy Class in the World
Emirates, United Arab Emirates

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