Who’s the best airliner in the world ? Now, we will show you the top 10 of the best airliner in the world. The criteria of the winner will be taken from each surveyor of the passenger, based from the experience of  service from the Airport, Onboard Product and the Staff service. The verdict is based on the scoring of Skytrax.


10. Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines proof them as one of the best airliner in Asia. Despite the financial crisis that struck the airliner in 2006, Malaysia Airlines still maintains a strong presences in Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and on the Kangaroo Route between Europe and Australasia.

9. Thai Airways

Thai Airways has keep up the predicate as the best airliner in Thailand and one of the best in Asia. Formed in 1988, Thai Airways has won many award from Skytrax and other organization, including The Best Airliner of the Year in 2006 and The Best First Class lounge in 2009 by Skytrax, and an award from WHO for excellence of its inflight hygiene measures.

8. Emirates

Founded in 1985, Emirates is the national airline of Uni Emirates Arab. Operating over 2,400 passenger flights per week, from its hub at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, to 105 cities in 62 countries across six continents, it stands as the largest airline in the Middle East.

7. Qantas Airways

Qantas Airways is the national airline of Australia. Nicknamed “The Flying Kangaroo”, Qantas is the largest airline in Australia and the third oldest in the world. Qantas headquarters are located in the Qantas Centre in the Mascot suburb of the City of Botany Bay, Sydney, New South Wales. It is currently considered as a four-star airline by research consultancy firm Skytrax.

6. Etihad Airways

Established in 2003, Etihad Airways operates close to 147 daily flights to 64 destinations in 42 countries, via a fleet of 57 aircraft. Its operation is heavily centered in Europe and Asia, as well as Oceania, Africa and North America. In 2009, it carried more than seven million passengers, compared with 340,000 in its first full year of operations in 2004.

5. Air New Zealand

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, the airline operates scheduled passenger flights to 26 domestic destinations and 24 international destinations in 15 countries across Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania, and is currently the only airline to circumnavigate the world.

Founded in 1940, Air New Zealand has become a major airliner. As of 2008, Air New Zealand carries 11.7 million passengers annually. The most prestigious award that this airliner achieved is the Airline of the Year in 2010 by the Air Transport World Global Airline Awards.

4. Cathay Pacific

Founded in Hong Kong 1946, Cathay Pacific is one of the seven airlines to be ranked as a 5-star airline by the independent research consultancy firm Skytrax. The airline’s operations include scheduled passenger and cargo services to 114 destinations in 36 countries worldwide, including codeshares and joint ventures, with a fleet of 126 wide-body aircraft, consisting of Airbus A330s and A340s, Boeing 747s and 777s.

In 2010, Cathay Pacific became the world’s largest international cargo airline, along with main hub Hong Kong International Airport as the world’s busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic.

3. Qatar Airways

Estavlished on 1993, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. Headquartered in the Qatar Airways Tower in Doha, it operates a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 100 international destinations from its base in Doha, using a fleet of 96 aircraft. It is one of only seven airlines awarded 5-star rating by Skytrax along with Cathay Pacific, Asiana Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Hainan Airlines, and Kingfisher Airlines.

Qatar Airways operates services across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Far East, Indian subcontinent, Middle East, North America, South America and Oceania. The airline employs more than 15,000 people. 10,000 employees work for the airline directly while the other 5,000 work in the airline’s subsidiaries.

2. Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines operates a hub at Changi Airport and has a strong presence in the Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and “Kangaroo Route” markets. Singapore Airlines is the “world’s most admired airline” and ranked 27th on Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies rankings in 2010. It has a strong brand name and is a trendsetter in the aviation industry, particularly in terms of innovation, safety and service excellence, coupled with consistent profitability.

It has won numerous awards, and is an industry bellwether for aircraft purchases. SIA is one of the seven airlines to be ranked as a 5-star airline by the independent research consultancy firm Skytrax. Singapore Airlines was the launch customer of Airbus A380 Superjumbo.

1. Asiana Airlines

Established on 1988, Asiana Airlines one of South Korea’s two major airlines, along with Korean Air. Asiana is a member of the Star Alliance and offers 516 daily departures throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania, operating 14 domestic and 85 international passenger routes and 20 cargo routes. In 2010, Asiana was named the airline with the best in-flight service in the world by Global Travelers magazine, which was the sixth honor for Asiana in as many years. Asiana is also rated the best airline in Northern Asia of 2010.

Its MAGIC shows, food created by chefs and other unique services helped it score well with 31,500 experts, passengers and other voters. Asiana also won the prestigious Airline of the Year Award by Skytrax for 2010. Asiana Airlines is one of the seven airlines to be ranked as a 5-star airline by the indepedent research consultancy firm Skytrax.

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