According to the annual airline ratings published by SkyTrax, Emirates Airline rated as the worlds best airline of the year 2013. Emirates airline awarded the title in 2013 World Airline Awards at the Paris Air Show yesterday. Emirates also wins the award for Best Airline in the Middle East and the Best Airline for In-flight Entertainment.
Emirates won the prestigious award first time ever since 2002. Emirates airline were at 8th position last year and this is rated as the impressive performance by Emirates airline. Qatar Airline, defending winner from last year, stand at 2nd position this year.
SkyTrax is a UK based travel consultancy and consider as the worlds largest review site. SkyTrax issues annual ratings of Worlds Best Airline every year on basis of reviews they receive from more than 18.2million passengers belongs to 150 countries. The Reviews cover everything from in-flight entertainment, food quality, cabin interiors to the friendly crew and other ground staff.
Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, said: “To be voted World’s Best Airline by millions of discerning travellers really is something for our 60,000 strong workforce to be proud of.”
Mr. Clark added: “Running an award-winning operation with 200 aircraft, 18,000 cabin crew and ground staff is not easy, but you work hard at what you are doing, you deliver to people’s expectations, and hopefully exceed those expectations.”
Edward Plaisted, CEO of SkyTrax, said: “We congratulate Emirates in what has been fantastic year of success for them, and the World’s Best Airline award is clear reflection that they are satisfying their customers. These awards are decided by travelers and represent a most important attribute to an airline, because they are the Passenger’s Choice. Emirates score a major achievement with their repeated success as winner of the Best In-flight Entertainment award, demonstrating global leadership in on-board entertainment standards for yet another year.”
It is interesting that like always air carriers from Middle-Eastern and Asia dominated the top spots with no airlines from US and Europe in top 10. Qatar Airways stand at 2nd position with Singapore Airline remains at 3rd position (Same as last year).
Top 10 Ranking for World’s Best Airline on the Year 2013 are:
- 01 Emirates Airlines
- 02 Qatar Airways
- 03 Singapore Airlines
- 04 All Nippon Airways (ANA)
- 05 Asiana Airlines
- 06 Cathay Pacific
- 07 Etihad
- 08 Garuda Indonesia
- 09 Turkish Airlines
- 10 Qantas