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Airline travellers across the world voted for the World's Top 10 Airlines in 2016

The world's Top 10 Airlines of 2016 voted for by travellers around the world. Skytrax World Airline Awards, described as "the Oscars of the aviation industry", are coveted Quality accolades for the world airline industry, and a global benchmark of airline excellence.

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1. EMIRATES
Founded in 1985, and flying out of Dubai with just two aircraft, Emirates now has a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, and currently fly to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. The Emirates network is expanding constantly, with over 1,500 flights departing Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents
2. QATAR AIRWAYS
In a relatively short time, Qatar Airways has grown to more than 140 destinations worldwide, offering levels of service excellence that helped the award-winning carrier to become best in the world. Qatar Airways network spans business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. Qatar Airways is a member of oneworld global airline alliance
3. SINGAPORE AIRLINES
Singapore Airlines is one of the most respected travel brands around the world. Flying one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world to destinations spanning a network spread over six continents, the Singapore Girl is an internationally-recognisable icon providing the high standards of care and service that customers have come to expect of Singapore Airlines.
4. CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS
Voted Airline of the Year 2014, Cathay Pacific Airways has won the 'World's Best Airline' award for the fourth time, more than any other airline. Cathay Pacific is a member of the oneworld global airline alliance. The Cathay Pacific Group, including Dragonair and Air Hong Kong, operate more than 150 aircraft to 130 destinations across the globe.
5. ANA ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS
Japanese carrier, ANA All Nippon Airways is the 13th largest airline in the world by revenues (2013). Founded in 1952, ANA flies on 72 international routes and 115 domestic routes with a fleet of about 240 aircraft. ANA was the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787.
6. ETIHAD AIRWAYS
Etihad Airways commenced operations in November 2003, and airline seeks to reflect the best of Arabian hospitality. The airline flies to destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with a fleet of 117 Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
7. TURKISH AIRLINES
Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Turkish Airlines flies to more countries in the world than any other airline (105 countries over five continents). Turkish Airlines now has a fleet of 261 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 243 cities around the world. Turkish Airlines is a member of Star Alliance.
8. EVA AIR
EVA Air is the second largest Taiwanese airline, flying to over 40 international destinations in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. In June 2013, EVA became a Star Alliance member. The airline's slogan is Sharing the World, Flying Together
9. QANTAS
Qantas Airways is the flag carrier airline of Australia. The airlines flies to flies to 20 domestic destinations and 21 international destinations in 14 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
10. LUFTHANSA
Lufthansa is the largest German airline and combined with its subsidiaries, it is the largest airline in Europe. Lufthansa operates a fleet of over 260 aircraft including the Boeing 747-8, with the A350 joining the fleet later in 2016. Lufthansa is one of the founding members of Star Alliance. .
The World Airline Awards

Skytrax World Airline Awards are coveted Quality accolades for the world airline industry. Travellers from across the globe take part each year in the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners. The World Airline Awards are a global benchmark of airline excellence, and widely known as the Passengers Choice awards.

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