World’s Best Airlines for 2016

Want to know the best of the best full service and low cost airlines from around the globe? AirlineRatings.com the world’s only safety and product rating website has announced the selection of Air New Zealand as its Airline of the Year for 2016.
Air New Zealand is being honored for the third consecutive year for its continuous passenger innovations, environmental commitment, record-breaking financial performance, operational safety and motivation of its staff that have cemented the airline an industry trendsetter.

Best Premium Economy Class Airline

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Best Premium Economy Class – Air New Zealand won awards for Best Economy and Best Premium Economy.

Best Domestic Service Airlines

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Best Domestic Class – Qantas scored a hattrick with three wins in thie year’s Airline Excellence Award

The airline offers complimentary beer and wine between capital cities after 4pm on weekdays and on transcontinental flights from lunchtime daily.

Best Business Class Airline

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Best Business Class – ‘Subtle, elegant, functional and very cozy’ was the verdict on Singapore Airlines

Best In-Flight Entertainment Airline

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Best In-Flight Entertainment – Singapore Airlines was a pioneer with IFE

In the early 1990s all the airlines seats were fitted with IFE, which the airline calls KrisWorld.

Now the airline is rolling out its Next Gen IFE which has a host of new features, almost 1,000 on-demand entertainment options and the ability to rate movies and see how others have rated these.

Best First Class and Best Long Haul (Middle East/ Africa) Airline

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Best First Class Airline – Etihad Airways

This award has been won by relative newcomer Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways which has shaken the industry with its First Class offerings.

AirlineRatings.com’s top 10 airlines for 2016

1. Air New Zealand

2. Qantas

3. Etihad

4. Cathay Pacific

5. Singapore Airlines

6. Emirates

7. EVA Air

8. Virgin Atlantic/Virgin Australia

9. All Nippon Airways

10. Lufthansa

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