Emirates has regained its status as king of the skies, retaking the top spot in the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards — a title held by the airline on three previous occasions. Emirates was also crowned best airline for keeping passengers entertained, an award the carrier has won for the last 12 years.

The freshly announced 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards see Emirates move back into the top spot as “World’s Best Airline.” Former number one, Qatar Airways, slips into second and Singapore Airlines (second in 2015) moves into third. Turkish Airlines comes seventh and remains the highest-ranking European airline. Lufthansa moves up to 10th, after being ranked 12th in 2015.



Other awards categories see Cathay Pacific come top for cabin cleanliness and Emirates lead the way on inflight entertainment. Plus, Asian airlines were once again honored for their top-quality crews, with Garuda Indonesia winning “Best Airline Cabin Staff” for the third consecutive year, ahead of All Nippon Airways (second), Singapore Airlines (third), Thai Airways (fourth) and Eva Air (fifth, Taiwan).

World’s Best Airlines 

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

World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines

1. AirAsia
2. Virgin America
3. Norwegian
4. easyJet
5. Jetstar Airways
6. AirAsiaX
7. WestJet
8. Indigo
9. Jetstar Asia
10. Azul Airlines

World’s Best “Long Haul” Low-Cost Airlines

1. Norwegian
2. Jetstar Airways
3. AirAsiaX
4. Scoot
5. WOW Air

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