Published: 14 July 2016 by: Kate Webster

Emirates wins best airline in Skytrax Awards

Emirates was voted the World’s Best Airline by air travellers in the 2016 Skytrax awards, known as the most coveted and prestigious Quality accolades for the world airline industry.

In a gala ceremony held at Farnborough Airshow, Skytrax presented the 2016 World Airline Awards to leaders and top management from over 40 airlines from across the globe.

Emirates Airline president, Sir Tim Clark, said "We are honoured to be recognised by the prestigious Skytrax awards. Emirates has always put our customers at the heart of what we do, and we work hard to deliver the very best experience possible to our customers at every touchpoint, every day, all around the world." 

This is the fourth time Emirates has won this top prize in the awards history, with the airline also retained its stranglehold on the World’s Best Inflight Entertainment category.

In addition to these top awards, Emirates improved its position across a range of awards categories performing well in First, Business and Economy Class survey sections and achieving a top-10 finish (10) in the World’s Best Cabin Staff category.

Skytrax’s Edward Plaisted said he was honoured to have so many airlines travel for the event and receive their accolades after being voted as Best Airlines in many different categories.

The top ten airlines of 2016 are:

1   Emirates
2   Qatar Airways
3   Singapore Airlines
4   Cathay Pacific
5   ANA All Nippon Airways
6   Etihad Airways
7   Turkish Airlines
8   EVA Air
9   Qantas Airways
10 Lufthansa 

A full list of all winners can be found here.


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