The world’s best airlines in 2015

When you’re booking a trip, choosing your airline is as important as choosing your travel insurance policy. Both can have a big impact on the quality of your flying experience and comfort. Which airline was ranked at the top in 2015?

The Skytrax World Airline Awards provide the answer to this question. Coined as “the Oscars of the aviation industry,” the awards provide a global benchmark for air travel excellence. Travellers from around the world take part in the world’s largest passenger satisfaction survey to rank and assess airlines. In total, close to 19 million airline customers were surveyed, and the rankings measure more than 40 key performance indicators.

According to Skytrax, “the survey is based on measuring customer satisfaction for the Passenger Experience, across both Airport and Onboard environments – including check-in to boarding, onboard seat comfort, cabin cleanliness, food, beverages, IFE, staff service and associated travel items.”

Top 10 airlines of 2015

Here are the top 10 ranked airlines worldwide:

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Cathay Pacific Airways
  4. Turkish Airlines
  5. Emirates
  6. Etihad Airways
  7. ANA All Nippon Airways
  8. Garuda Indonesia
  9. EVA Air
  10. Qantas Airways

Notice something about the list? None of these airlines are from North America. Where do the airlines we are familiar with rank in the top 100?

  • Virgin America (#26)
  • Air Canada (#27)
  • Delta Air Lines (#45)
  • WestJet (#47)
  • Porter Airlines (#48)
  • jetBlue Airways (#50)
  • United Airlines (#60)
  • American Airlines (#79)

The best airlines in North America

Here are the top 10 ranked airlines in North America:

  1. Virgin America
  2. Air Canada
  3. Delta Air Lines
  4. WestJet
  5. Porter Airlines
  6. jetBlue Airways
  7. United Airlines
  8. Alaska Airlines
  9. Southwest Airlines
  10. American Eagle

Other rankings

  • Best low-cost airlines
  • Overall: Air Asia
  • North America: Virgin America, WestJet
  • Best airport services: ANA All Nippon Airways, EVA Air
  • Best airline cabin staff: Garuda Indonesia, Cathay Pacific
  • Most improved airlines: Air France, Azerbaijan Airlines
  • Best inflight entertainment: Emirates, Qatar Airways
  • Cleanest aircraft cabins: EVA Air, Singapore Airlines
  • Best airline – transatlantic: Lufthansa, British Airways, Air Canada (#7), Delta Air Lines (#10)

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