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Airline of the Year Winners

Winners of this prestigious Award from 2001 to the present day include Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.

Airline of the year winner history

2018

Singapore Airlines

singapore airlines airbus a380
singapore airlines airbus a380

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.

2017

Qatar Airways

qatar airways onboard bar
qatar airways onboard bar

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.

2016

Emirates

emirates airbus a380
emirates airbus a380

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.

2015

Qatar Airways

qatar airways onboard bar
qatar airways onboard bar

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.

2014

Cathay Pacific Airways

cathay pacific premium economy
cathay pacific premium economy

Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways has won the World’s Best Airline award four times. Cathay Pacific is a member of the oneworld global airline alliance. The Cathay Pacific Group, including Cathay Dragon operate more than 150 aircraft to 130 destinations across the globe.

2013

Emirates

emirates airbus a380
emirates airbus a380

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.

2012

Qatar Airways

qatar airways onboard bar
qatar airways onboard bar

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.

2011

Qatar Airways

qatar airways onboard bar
qatar airways onboard bar

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.

2010

Asiana Airlines

asiana cabin crew member
asiana cabin crew member

Asiana Airlines

Founded in 1988, Asiana has a fleet of more than 80 aircraft. A member of Star Alliance, Asiana operates 11 domestic and 78 international passenger routes to 23 countries around the world. Asiana’s hubs are Gimpo International Airport and Incheon International Airport.

2009

Cathay Pacific Airways

cathay pacific premium economy
cathay pacific premium economy

Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways has won the World’s Best Airline award four times. Cathay Pacific is a member of the oneworld global airline alliance. The Cathay Pacific Group, including Cathay Dragon operate more than 150 aircraft to 130 destinations across the globe.

2008

Singapore Airlines

singapore airlines airbus a380
singapore airlines airbus a380

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.

2007

Singapore Airlines

singapore airlines airbus a380
singapore airlines airbus a380

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.

2006

British Airways

british airways airbus a380 at night
british airways airbus a380 at night

British Airways

Founded in 1974, British Airways are the flag carrier and largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size. Their main hub is London Heathrow Airport. British Airways was a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance. In 2011 British Airways merged with Iberia, creating the International Airlines Group (IAG).

2005

Cathay Pacific Airways

cathay pacific premium economy
cathay pacific premium economy

Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways has won the World’s Best Airline award four times. Cathay Pacific is a member of the oneworld global airline alliance. The Cathay Pacific Group, including Cathay Dragon operate more than 150 aircraft to 130 destinations across the globe.

2004

Singapore Airlines

singapore airlines airbus a380
singapore airlines airbus a380

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.

2003

Cathay Pacific Airways

cathay pacific premium economy
cathay pacific premium economy

Cathay Pacific Airways

Cathay Pacific Airways has won the World’s Best Airline award four times. Cathay Pacific is a member of the oneworld global airline alliance. The Cathay Pacific Group, including Cathay Dragon operate more than 150 aircraft to 130 destinations across the globe.

2002

Emirates

emirates airbus a380
emirates airbus a380

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.

2001

Emirates

emirates airbus a380
emirates airbus a380

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.

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