Qatar Airways rules the roost — Here are the top 10 airlines in the world as per Airlineratings

Jul 21, 2021

By: Mona Pachake

Qatar Airways

The airline links over 150 international destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States of America | It is also the sponsor of the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup and 2022–23 CONCACAF Nations League football tournaments.

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Air Newzealand

It started as Tasman Empire Airways Limited and was founded in 1939 | It operates passenger flights to 20 domestic and 32 international destinations | Air New Zealand operates a total of 114 aircraft as of 2020.

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Singapore Airlines

It operates a fleet of 154 Airbus and Boeing passenger aircraft as of July 2021 | In October 2016, Singapore Airlines resumed non-stop flights from Singapore to the United States, beginning with San Francisco after a termination in 2013.

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Qantas

Based in Australia, this airline was found in the year 1920 | In October 2019, Qantas Airways completed the longest commercial flight to date between New York City and Sydney.

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Emirates

This is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is owned by the government of Dubai's Investment Corporation of Dubai | It is the largest airline in the Middle East which operates in around 80 countries with 300 aircraft.

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Cathay Pacific

The airline was established in the year 1946 by Roy Farrell, an American, and Sydney de Kantzow, an Australian | It operates in around 190 destination in 60 countries worldwide | They reduced international flights during the COVID-19 pandemic, which negatively impacted the aviation industry and flight demands.

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Virgin Atlantic

It was first established as “British Atlantic Airways” in the year 1984 | Virgin Atlantic had filed for bankruptcy in 2020, but it successfully raised money later to avoid it.

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United Airlines

It has pledged to reduce 100 percent of its greenhouse gases by 2050 | On June 27, 2019, the parent company's name changed from United Continental Holdings to United Airlines Holdings | The firm operates to 238 domestic destinations and 118 international destinations.

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EVA Air

EVA Airways Corporation was formally established in March 1989 | It is the second largest Taiwanese airline that operates in 40 international destinations | The airline was one of the first carriers to introduce the premium economy class, in 1991.

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British Airways

It is the second largest UK-based airlines and was created in the year 1974 | British Airways was the official airline partner of the London 2012 Olympic Games | Customers from different backgrounds had voted British Airways staff as the best in Europe for the Skytrax 2019 World Airline Awards.

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