According to AirlineRatings.com the best airlines of 2019 are: Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Virgin Australia, Emirates, All Nippon Airways, EVA Air, Cathay Pacific, and Japan Airlines. The drivers determining the best airlines of 2019 are operational safety, passenger reviews, profitability, investment rating, fleet age, and product offerings.
I know what you are thinking, I don’t see any African, Americas, or European airlines are on this list. You’re right, however, the over 5000 airlines worldwide in 2018 flew nearly 4.5 billion passengers on nearly 45 million flights worldwide. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport had over 107 million passengers fly through last year with traffic up by 3.3%. Did you know Atlanta is the busiest airport in the world? This is due to Atlanta being a two-hour flight from 80% of the US population and it ideal as a connecting hub and port of entry into North America. Last year global traffic rose by almost 5% and it is projected to reach 7.2 billion passengers by 2035.
Best First Class: Singapore Airlines
Best Business Class: Qatar Airways.
Best Premium Economy: Air New Zealand
Best Economy: Korean Air
Best Cabin Crew: Virgin Australia
Best Catering: Qatar Airways unseated Qantas for this accolade in 2019.
Best Lounges: Qantas Airways
Best In-Flight Entertainment: Emirates
Regional Airline of the Year: Qantas
Most Improved Airline: Philippine Airlines
Best Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier: Viet Jet
Best Long-Haul Airline: Emirates (Middle East), EVA Air (Asia-Pacific), Lufthansa (Europe) and Delta (Americas).
Best Low-Cost Airline: Also ranked by region, the winners here were: Westjet (Americas), AirAsia/AirAsia X (Asia-Pacific) and Wizz (Europe).
As you can see there are many choices out there, however, this list should help to determine what service is most important to you.
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