List of Best Airlines in the World in 2020 ranking published by airlineratings.com – the world’s safety and product rating website. The airline of the year 2020 is Air New Zealand knocking behind the last year’s winner Singapore Airlines.
Air New Zealand is multi-award-winning in-flight innovations, operational safety, environmental leadership, the motivation of its staff and record-breaking performance have been honored for 6th times. Air New Zealand is followed by the last year’s winner Singapore Airlines and All Nippon Airlines (ANA). Check out the ranking below-
List of Top 20 Best Airlines in the World 2020
1. Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand is the No. #1 Best Airlines in 2020. The company was founded on April 26, 1940, and continue serving the best airline experience. Air New Zealand has connected travelers for more than 75 years and currently has 12,500 staff all over the world. Airline completes 17 million journeys every year, with modern aircraft and passionate people bringing 51 destinations in easy reach. This is the sixth time that the company won the title
2. Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines is the No. #2 Best Airlines in 2020. The airline won the airlines of the year 2019 by AirlineRatings.com. The airline also took out the prestigious First Class award for its impressive Suites product in 2019. Innovation, new product and world-renowned inflight service have combined to give Singapore Airlines the prestigious AirlineRatings.com 2019 Airline of the Year award.
3. All Nippon Airways (ANA)
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the No. #3 Best Airlines in 2020. The company was founded back in 1952 and has been leading a Japanese provider of air transport services. Airlines is carrying almost 50 million passengers every year to 50 destinations in Japan and 27 different cities through out Asia, Europe, the US on its fleet of 226 aircraft.
According to IATA, All Nippon Airway(ANA) is the 10th largest airline by passenger load and it is the largest domestic carrier in Japan. ANA has won awards in all categories for its products and services and was voted airlines of the year 2007 by Air Transport World Magazine
Qantas is the No. #4 Best Airlines in 2020. Qantas Airways Limited is the flag carrier of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights, and international destinations. It is the third oldest airline in the world, after KLM and Avianca, having been founded in November 1920, it began international passenger flights in May 1935.
5. Cathay Pacific
Cathey Pacific is the No. #5 Best Airlines in 2020. Cathey Pacific was founded on 24 September 1946 and has over 200 destinations in the global network. The airlines had won Skytrax “World’s Best Airline” for the fourth time. back in 2014.
Emirates is the No. #6 Best Airlines in 2020. Emirates has been recognized many times over the years for the quality inflight cuisine, inflight entertainment, and excellent service. Emirates was founded as an airline in 1985. It now flies to 159 destinations in 85 countries/ territories across six continents, providing air services that enable trade and travel to its home base in Dubai and beyond.
Emirates also connects millions of people on the ground each year through its other operations including Emirates Holidays, its destination marketing arm, and tour operator Arabian Adventures. Seamless trade connections are supported through Emirates SkyCargo, its cargo division.
7. Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic is the No. #7 Best Airlines in 2020. This airline was founded back on June 22, 1984, with the first flight being the VS001 from London Gatwick to Newark, New Jersey.
8. EVA Air
EVA Air is the No. #8 Best Airlines in 2020. EVA Air is an international carrier based in Taiwan and has a destination network that spans the globe, stretching from Asia and China to Europe, North America, and Oceania and linking more than 60 cities. Eva Air was World’s top 20 safest airlines, World’s third most loved airlines by SKYTRAX and also won 8th best airlines back in 2016.
9. Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways is the No. #9 Best Airlines in 2020. Qatar Airways was founded on November 22, 1993, and continuously serving world-class air service. Qatar Airways already won many awards titles including Best Middle Eastern Airline, Best Airline for International Travel, Best Airline in the Middle East and Africa and many more.
Virgin Australia is the No. #10 Best Airlines in 2020. In 2000, the Virgin brand entered the Australian aviation market for the first time, bringing real competition in the leisure sector of the market. Launching the new brand Virgin Australia in May 2011, and the Game Change program announced by CEO John Borghetti, was a key part of repositioning in the market to be Australia’s airline of choice.
Lufthansa is the No. #11 Best Airlines in 2020. Deutsche Lufthansa AG is an airline with operations all over the world. It operates its core business of passenger transport through Lufthansa Passage Airlines (incl. Lufthansa Regional), Austrian Airlines, SWISS, and Germanwings and through affiliates Brussels Airlines and SunExpress. Its other business fields are logistics, engineering, catering, and IT services.
Finnair is the No. #12 Best Airlines in 2020. Finnair is one of the world’s oldest operating airlines founded back in 1923. It is the fastest and most convenient gateway between Europe and Asia, via Helsinki. Finnair operates one of the youngest and most eco-efficient fleets and are a member of the Oneworld alliance. Finnair is able to offer the shortest and fastest flight connections between Europe and Asia due to the geographical location of Helsinki on the great circle route between the continents. Taking the short route via the uncongested Helsinki-Vantaa airport represents an environmentally positive choice.
13. Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines is the No. #13 Best Airlines in 2020. Japan Airlines have been named a SKYTRAX 5-Star airline for 2018 and 2019, including receiving the prestigious award for ‘Best Economy Class in the World’; JAL is also recognized as the only 5-time World No. 1 in on-time arrival performance among major international airlines.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the No. #14 Best Airlines in 2020. The company was founded on October 7, 1919. Carrying 34.1 million passengers and 621,000 tonnes of cargo, KLM and KLM Cityhopper form the heart of the KLM Group. Via a vast network of 92 European cities and 70 intercontinental destinations, KLM offers direct services to key economic centers all over the world. KLM is a partner in the SkyTeam Alliance, which offers passengers even more possibilities, jointly serving 1,063 destinations in 173 countries.
15. Korean Airlines
Korean Airlines is the No. #15 Best Airlines in 2020. In 2011, Business Traveler named Korean Air the best Asian airline for the fifth consecutive year, while Global Traveler awarded the airline with the best airline in northern Asia and best airport staff/gate agents. The carrier won the 2010 global travel catering distinction award by Pax International magazine while World Traveler magazine rated it as having the world’s best inflight service. Travel & Leisure magazine readers say it is one of the world’s top 10 international airlines and readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine voted Korean Air one of the world’s top ten global airlines.
16. Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines is the No. #16 Best Airlines in 2020. Founded in 1929, Hawaiian Airlines has a rich history of safe aviation. Now in its 90th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (12) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 250 daily flights system-wide.
17. British Airways
British Airways is the No. #17 Best Airlines in 2020. British Airways is the UK’s largest international scheduled airline founded on 25 August 1919, flying to nearly 600 destinations around the world.
18. Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines is the No. #18 Best Airlines in 2020 founded in 1932. Alaska Airlines is serving with more than 44+ million customers a year, our route system spans over 115+ destinations and 4 countries.
19. Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines is the No. #19 Best Airlines in 2020 founded in 1924. Delta flies to more than 350 destinations on 6 continents, serving more than 160 million passengers each year.
20. Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways is the No. #20 Best Airlines in 2020. Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. As an airline, Etihad has come a long way in a short time – just like it’s home Abu Dhabi. Etihad is a Skytrax 5-Star certified airline and its guests are at the heart of everything it does. The airline is in a perfect geographical position and offers its guests a network of over 100 passenger and cargo destinations across six continents, with a young and environmentally friendly fleet of more than 120 aircraft.
So, these are the top 20 airlines in the world for 2020 ranked by airlineratings.com. Do you have any good experience flying with any of the above-mentioned airlines?