* TripAdvisor aggregated reviews from users to determine best airlines
* Airlines rated based on service, quality and value over past 12 months
* Emirates tops the list
Emirates, has been named the World’s Best Airline in TripAdvisor’s first-ever Travelers Choice Awards.
The Dubai-based airline was cited for its superior service, as well as for the highest cabin quality in both first class and economy class. Singapore Airlines came in second place, followed by Brazil’s Azul airline in third.
TripAdvisor, best known for its consumer reviews on hotels and attractions around the world, launched its airline reviews last year. Users were invited to rank their flying experiences based on service, quality and value. The site then aggregated the reviews and ratings submitted by travelers over the past 12 months, to determine the Top Ten list.
Two American airlines made the list: JetBlue came in fifth, and Alaska Airlines (which recently announced its merger with Virgin) placed ninth.
Though it didn’t make the Top Ten list, Russia’s Aeroflot was chosen as the “best business class,” while Air New Zealand took “best premium economy.”
Here is a full list of the Top 10 Airlines in the World, according to the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards:
1. Emirates, United Arab Emirates
2. Singapore Airlines, Singapore
3. Azul, Brazil
4. JetBlue, United States
5. Air New Zealand, New Zealand
6. Korean Air, South Korea
7. Japan Airlines, Japan
8. Thai Smile, Thailand
9. Alaska Airlines, United States
10. Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia