Flying High: Top Airlines 2020 Ratings Out, Air New Zealand Is Best

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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 kiwi airline just nudged out last year’s winner Singapore Airlines, ANA, Qantas and Cathay Pacific.

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Air New Zealand is being honoured for the sixth time for its record-breaking performance, multi-award-winning in-flight innovations, operational safety, environmental leadership and motivation of its staff. These factors have stamped the airline as a clear industry leader.

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.

Airline Ratings Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas said: “In our analysis, Air New Zealand came out number one in most of our audit criteria, which is an outstanding performance when it’s up against carriers with more resources and scale on this same list of best airlines for 2020.

Air New Zealand also took out Best Premium Economy.

Singapore Airlines took out the prestigious First Class award for its impressive Suites product.

(Singapore Airlines’ award-winning Suites)

Qatar Airways once again picked up Best Catering and Best Business Class for its stunning Qsuites.

(Qatar QSuites)

Australia’s Qantas won Best Domestic Airline Service and the coveted Best Lounges.

(Qantas Lounges)

Virgin Australia won Best Economy for an extremely spacious cabin that sets it apart from many airlines. It offers passengers the most spacious 777 cabins and across its fleet -both international and domestic it has its Space X product.

(Virgin Australia’s Space X economy seats)

Emirates is another big winner for the best airlines 2020 with Best Inflight Entertainment, Best Long-Haul Middle East and an appearance in the Airlineratings.com the Top Ten.

(Emirates famous bar on its A380)

Another new winner for the Airline Excellence Awards is Cebu Pacific which picks up our Most Improved Airline award for 2020.

VietJetAir took out Best Ultra Low-Cost airline for the third year running for its exceptional business model.

Courtesy: Airlineratings.com