Top 20 airlines in the world

Emirates Airlines was awarded the highly coveted ‘World’s Best Airline’ award, presented by Skytrax at the 2013 World Airline Awards yesterday.

Qatar Airways named ‘World’s Best Airline’

Airline review site Skytrax has named the best airlines of the year – based on surveys of passengers – at the Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways beat Singapore Airlines to first place in the 2011 rankings, rising from third place, while Asiana dropped from the top of the table to take third place. Cathay Pacific … Continued

Dubai named Middle East’s best destination

The Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai has been voted the best hotel in the Middle East for the eighth year in a row. The plush property was one of a host of winners at this week’s World Travel Awards‘ Middle East ceremony, the first in a whistlestop World Travel Awards tour which will see … Continued

Qantas praised for ‘best cellars in the sky’

Qantas has again been lauded for its on-board wine selection at the annual Cellars in the Sky Award ceremony, held February 3 in London. The Australian flag-carrier, which took four awards last year, won a total of six at this year’s airline wine tasting event, including Best First Class White, First Class Red and First … Continued

Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines joins airline elite

Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines has become the seventh airline in the world to win a five-star rating from airline reviewer Skytrax. The prestigious ranking is awarded by Skytrax and is the highest rating an airline can achieve, signifying a “truly consistent and high quality of Product and Service.” Hainan Airlines was the first mainland Chinese … Continued

The world’s best-dressed cabin crew

Qatar Airways has topped a list of “best-dressed” airlines conducted by airfare comparison site Skyscanner. The airline’s “retro-look” uniforms won the votes of 33 percent of respondents to Skyscanner poll, which was timed to coincide with London Fashion Week last week. Air France‘s uniforms, designed by Christian Lacroix, came second place with 17 percent, while … Continued