The world’s best airlines for 2020 have been named by AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only safety and product rating website, and the airline of the year is Air New Zealand.
The Airline Excellence Awards cover the best of the best in the aviation world, recognizing the swankiest airline lounges, finest first class cabins and most exciting in-flight entertainment.
"In our analysis Air New Zealand came out number one in most of our audit criteria, which is an outstanding performance when it is up against carriers with more resources and scale," says Geoffrey Thomas, editor-in-chief of AirlineRatings.com, as quoted by CNN.
Best Airlines 2020 Criteria
The AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards, judged by seven editors with over 200 years’ industry experience, combines major safety and government audits, with 12 key criteria that include: fleet age, passenger reviews, profitability, investment rating, product offerings, and staff relations.
Last year's Airline of the Year winner Singapore Airlines attains number 2 ranking and won Best First Class this year.
Singapore Airlines took out the prestigious First Class award for its impressive Suites product.
The six Suites in this stylish cabin at the front of the upper deck of the airline’s flagship Airbus A380s are designed to be similar to the Flying Oval Office on board Air Force One because each is dominated by a massive swivel armchair.
As reported by AirlineRatings.com The main feature is a separate foldout flatbed measuring 76” by 27” (1.93m x 0.68m) which comes complete with mattress bedding, duvet, and pillows. The bedhead has a gas spring to keep the head up to watch a movie for example while lying down.
AirlineRatings.com's top 10 airlines for 2020
- Air New Zealand
- Singapore Airlines
- All Nippon Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Virgin Atlantic
- EVA Air
- Qatar Airways
- Virgin Australia