Inflight Excellence: The Best Airlines of 2023

Inflight Excellence: The Best Airlines of 2023

After several years of post-pandemic decline in air travel, travelers will be flying again in 2022. Get your holiday tickets ready, the world's best airlines have been announced.

Airline review site has announced its official ranking of the world's best airlines for 2023. The ratings take into account a variety of factors to compile the rankings, including safety audits and key government audits. They also take into account the age of the airline's fleet, passenger reviews, profitability, investment ratings, products offered and employee relations. Other factors considered include service quality, innovation and safety levels.

Here are the twenty best airlines of 2023:

  1. Air New Zealand
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. Etihad Airways
  4. Korean Air
  5. Singapore Airlines
  6. Qantas
  7. Virgin Australia/Virgin Atlantic
  8. EVA Air
  9. Cathay Pacific Airways
  10. Emirates
  11. Lufthansa/Swiss
  12. SAS
  13. TAP Portugal
  14. All Nippon Airways
  15. Delta Air Lines
  16. Air Canada
  17. British Airways
  18. Jet Blue
  19. JAL
  20. Vietnam Airlines
  21. Turkish Airlines
  22. Hawaiian
  23. KLM
  24. Alaska Airlines
  25. United Airlines

According to Geoffrey Thomas, editor-in-chief of, the results of this year's rankings are interesting because most airlines experienced declines in passenger traffic as the industry continues to face challenges in the air travel industry.

On the other hand, it is still uncertain whether this year will bring a more stable air travel environment. Surprisingly, while Air New Zealand emerged as the top airline for 2023, Thomas mentioned that the competition among the top five airlines was fierce and the results were closely contested.

Air New Zealand came out on top due to the innovation of the economy sleeper cabin on its newest 787 aircraft, superior service, and its ability to quickly address the impact of COVID.

Qatar Airways, which had previously topped's rankings, came in second this year. However, the airline still won several awards, including Best Business Class, Best Catering, and Excellence in Long-Haul Travel in the Middle East region.

Etihad Airways, an airline from Abu Dhabi, came in third and won the Best Environmental Airline Award. The airline was recognized for its leadership in the 787 Greenliner program, which focuses on maintaining sustainability and environmental performance.

Meanwhile, Korean Air, which also received the Excellence in Long Haul Travel award in the North Asia region, placed fourth. Singapore Airlines, which won the Best in First Class and Excellence in Long Haul Travel awards in the Southeast Asia region, placed fifth overall.

In this intense competition, the airlines demonstrated their commitment to providing an exceptional travel experience for their passengers.


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