World’s Top 10 Airlines -2018

The best airlines in the world are chosen based on “the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey in the industry” by Skytrax

1. Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1 May 1947; 71 years ago (as Malayan Airways)
Commenced operations 1 October 1972; 45 years ago
Hubs Singapore Changi Airport
Frequent-flyer program
Alliance Star Alliance
Subsidiaries Budget Aviation Holdings[1]
Singapore Airlines Cargo
SIA Engineering Company
Fleet size 115
Destinations 64
Company slogan A Great Way to Fly
Parent company Temasek Holdings (56%)
Headquarters Airline House
25 Airline Road
Singapore 819829
Key people
Revenue Decrease S$14.868 billion(FY 2016/17)
Operating income DecreaseS$623 million (FY 2016/17)
Net income DecreaseS$360 million (FY 2016/17)
Employees 25,194 (FY 2016/17)











Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) is the banner transporter carrier of Singapore with its center point at Singapore Changi Airport. The aircraft utilizes the Singapore Girl as its focal figure in corporate branding.[3]

The Singapore Airlines aggregate incorporates numerous carrier related backups. SIA Engineering Company handles upkeep, repair and update (MRO) business crosswise over nine nations, with an arrangement of 27 joint endeavors, incorporating with Boeing and Rolls-Royce. Singapore Airlines Cargo works SIA’s vessel armada and deals with the payload hold limit in SIA’s traveler air ship.

Singapore Airlines flies to 62 goals in 32 nations on five continents[17] from its essential center point in Singapore. It has a solid nearness in the Southeast Asian area, which together with its backup SilkAir, interfaces Singapore with more worldwide goals in the locale than some other Southeast Asian aircraft.

After the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997, Singapore Airlines ceased traveling to Kagoshima, Berlin, Darwin, Cairns, Hangzhou and Sendai. Toronto was suspended in 1994. Amid the SARS episode in 2003/04, Singapore Airlines ended traveling to Brussels, Las Vegas, Chicago, Hiroshima, Kaohsiung, Mauritus, Vienna, Madrid, Shenzhen and Surabaya.[18] also, Singapore Airlines stopped flights to Vancouver and Amritsar in 2009

2. Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 26 April 1940; 78 years ago (as TEAL)[1]
Commenced operations 1 April 1965
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program Airpoints
Alliance Star Alliance
Subsidiaries Air New Zealand Link
Fleet size 56 (excl. subsidiaries)
Destinations 51 (incl. subsidiaries)
Parent company New Zealand Government (53%)[2]
Traded as NZX: AIR; ASXAIZ
Headquarters Wynyard Quarter, Auckland City, New Zealand[3]
Key people
Revenue Increase NZ$5,231 million (2016)[5]
Operating income Increase NZ$1,542 million (2016)[5]
Profit Increase NZ$463 million (2016)[5]
Total assets Increase NZ$7,251 million (2016)[5]
Total equity Increase NZ$2,108 million (2016)[5]
Employees 10,527 (June, 2016)

Air New Zealand Limited (NZX: AIR) is the banner transporter aircraft of New Zealand. Situated in Auckland, the carrier works booked traveler flights to 20 residential and 31 worldwide goals in 19 nations around the Pacific Rim and the United Kingdom.[6] The aircraft has been an individual from the Star Alliance since 1999.[7]

Air New Zealand began in 1940 as Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL), an organization working trans-Tasmanflights between New Zealand and Australia. Greenish blue turned out to be completely possessed by the New Zealand government in 1965, whereupon it was renamed Air New Zealand. The carrier served worldwide courses until 1978, when the administration consolidated it and the residential New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) into a solitary aircraft under the Air New Zealand name. Air New Zealand was privatized in 1989, yet come back to greater part government proprietorship in 2001 after close liquidation due to a fizzled tie up with Australian bearer Ansett Australia. In the 2015 money related year to June, Air New Zealand conveyed 14.29 million passengers.[8]

Air New Zealand’s course organize centers around Australasia and the South Pacific, with whole deal administrations to eastern Asia, the Americas and the United Kingdom. It was the last carrier to circumnavigate the world with flights to Heathrow through both Los Angeles and by means of Hong Kong. The last finished in March 2013 when Air New Zealand ceased Hong Kong – London flights, for a codeshare concurrence with Cathay Pacific.[9][10] The carrier’s principle center point is Auckland Airport, situated close Mangere in the southern piece of the Auckland urban area.[11] Air New Zealand is headquartered in a building called “The Hub”, found 20 km (12 mi) from Auckland Airport, in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.[12]

Air New Zealand as of now works an armada of Airbus A320, Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 flying machine. Air New Zealand’s local backups, Air Nelson and Mount Cook Airline, work extra local administrations utilizing turboprop air ship. Air New Zealand was granted Airline of the Year in 2010[13] and 2012[14] by the Air Transport World Global Airline Awards. In 2014, Air New Zealand was positioned the most secure carrier on the planet by JACDEC.[15]

3.Emirates Airline
Emirates logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 25 March 1985
Commenced operations 25 October 1985
Hubs Dubai International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Skywards
Fleet size 253
Destinations 143[1]
Company slogan Fly Emirates.
From Dubai to destinations around the world.
Hello Tomorrow
Parent company The Emirates Group
Headquarters Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Key people
Employees 64,768 (2016-2017)[2]


Emirates (Arabic: طَيَران الإمارات‎ DMG: Ṭayarān Al-Imārāt) is a carrier situated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The aircraft is a backup of The Emirates Group, which is entirely claimed by the administration of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai.[3] It is the biggest carrier in the Middle East,[4] working more than 3,600 flights for each week from its center point at Dubai International Airport, to in excess of 140 urban communities in 81 nations crosswise over six continents.[5] Cargo exercises are embraced by Emirates SkyCargo.[6]

Emirates is the world’s fourth biggest carrier by planned income traveler kilometers flown,[7] the fourth-biggest as far as worldwide travelers carried,[8] and the second-biggest as far as cargo ton kilometers flown. From March 2016 to February 2017 Emirates had the longest relentless business flight from Dubai to Auckland.

Amid the mid-1980s, Gulf Air started to decrease its administrations to Dubai. Subsequently, Emirates was imagined in March 1985 with support from Dubai’s imperial family, with Pakistan International Airlinesproviding two of the carrier’s first air ship on wet-rent. With $10 million in start-up capital it was required to work autonomously of government endowment. Pakistan International Airlines gave preparing offices to Emirates’ lodge group in its institute. The carrier was going by Ahmed receptacle Saeed Al Maktoum, the aircraft’s present director. In the years following its establishing, the aircraft extended the two its armada and its goals. In October 2008, Emirates moved all tasks at Dubai International Airport to Terminal 3.[9]

Emirates works a blended armada of Airbus and Boeing wide-body air ship and is one of only a handful couple of carriers to work an expansive body airplane armada (except for Emirates Executive[10]). As of November 2017, Emirates is the biggest Airbus A380 administrator with 103 air ship in benefit and a further 42 on arrange. Since its presentation, the Airbus A380 has turned into a basic piece of the Emirates armada, particularly on whole deal high-movement courses. Emirates is likewise the world’s biggest Boeing 777 administrator with 151 of these flying machine in benefit.

4.Japan Airlines
Nihon Kōkū Kabushikigaisha
Japan Airlines Logo (2011).svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1 August 1951
Commenced operations 25 October 1951
Secondary hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program
Alliance Oneworld
Fleet size 162
Destinations 92
Company slogan Fly into tomorrow.
Dream Skyward.
Parent company
Traded as TYO: 9201
TOPIX Large 70 Component
Headquarters Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
  • Masaru Onishi (Chairman & Director)
  • Yoshiharu Ueki (President and Representative Director)[2][3]
Revenue Increase JP¥ 1,336.66 billion (2015)[4]

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL) (日本航空株式会社 Nihon Kōkū Kabushiki-gaisha, TYO: 9201, OTC Pink: JAPSY), otherwise called Nikkō (日航), is the banner bearer aircraft of Japan and the second biggest in the nation behind All Nippon Airways.[5][6] It is headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan; and its primary center points are Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport), and Osaka’s Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport. JAL bunch organizations incorporate Japan Airlines, J-Air, JAL Express, Japan Air Commuter, Japan Transocean Air and Ryukyu Air Commuter for household feeder administrations; and JAL Cargo for payload and mail administrations.

JAL bunch activities incorporate booked and non-planned global and residential traveler and payload administrations to 220 goals in 35 nations around the world, including codeshares. The gathering has an armada of 279 air ship. In the financial year finished 31 March 2009, the aircraft aggregate continued 52 million travelers and more than 1.1 million tons of freight and mail. Japan Airlines, J-Air, JAL Express, and Japan Transocean Air are individuals from the Oneworld carrier organization together system.

JAL was set up in 1951 and turned into the national aircraft of Japan in 1953.[7][citation needed] After more than three many years of administration and development, the carrier was completely privatized in 1987. In 2002, the carrier converged with Japan Air System, Japan’s third-biggest aircraft and turned into the 6th biggest aircraft on the planet by travelers conveyed. Japan Airlines is as of now an official patron of Japan Football Association, Japan national football group, Shimizu S-Pulse and Consadole Sapporo. All Nippon Airways, the biggest aircraft in Japan, is JAL’s fundamental rival.

5.EVA Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 8 March 1989
Commenced operations 1 July 1991
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program Infinity MileageLands
Alliance Star Alliance[1][2]
Subsidiaries UNI Air
Fleet size 74 (November 2017)[3]
Destinations 77 (incl. cargo)
Company slogan 分享世界,比翼雙飛 (traditional Chinese)
Sharing the World, Flying Together (English)
Parent company Evergreen Group
Headquarters 376, Hsin-Nan Rd., Sec. 1, Luzhu, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
Key people
Employees 9,247 (5 August 2016)[5]

EVA Air Corporation (articulated “E-V-An Air”; Chinese: 長榮航空; pinyin: Chángróng Hángkōng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tióng-êng Hâng-khong) (TWSE: 2618) is a Taiwanese global aircraft based at Taoyuan International Airport close Taipei, Taiwan, working traveler and devoted freight administrations to more than 40 universal goals in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.[6] EVA Air is to a great extent exclusive and flies a completely worldwide course network.[7][8] It is a 5-star carrier, appraised by Skytrax. It is the second biggest Taiwanese airline.[8] EVA Air is headquartered in Luzhu, Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

Since its establishing in 1989 as a partner of delivery combination Evergreen Group,[9] EVA Air has extended to incorporate air payload, carrier cooking, ground taking care of, and flying building services.[7] Its load arm, EVA Air Cargo, joins with the Evergreen overall transportation organize on ocean and land.[8] Its local and provincial backup, UNI Air, works a medium and short-pull system to goals in Taiwan, Macau and China with its principle center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.[8] As of January 2018, EVA Air is the fifteenth most secure aircraft on the planet, with no body misfortunes, mishaps, or fatalities since its foundation.

EVA Air works a blended armada of Airbus and Boeing airplane, with Airbus A330, Airbus A321, and Boeing 777 aircrafts principally utilized on traveler courses, alongside Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 777 tanker flying machine utilized on freight routes.[8] The aircraft was one of the primary bearers to present the Premium Economy class (called Elite Class in EVA Air), which it appeared in 1991.[8] Elite Class is installed on Boeing 777.

6.Southwest Airlines
Logo (2014–present)
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded March 15, 1967
Commenced operations June 18, 1971
Operating bases
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program Rapid Rewards
Fleet size 717
Destinations 100
Company slogan “Low fares. Nothing to hide. That’s Transfarency.”
Traded as NYSELUV
DJTA Component
S&P 500 Component
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Key people
Revenue Increase US$ 21.171 billion (2017)[1]
Operating income Decrease US$ 3.515 billion (2017)[1]
Net income Increase US$ 3.488 billion (2017)[1]
Total assets Increase US$ 25.110 billion (2017)[1]
Total equity Increase US$ 10.430 billion (2017)[1]
Employees ~57,112 (2018)[1]


Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is a noteworthy U.S. aircraft headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and North America’s biggest minimal effort transporter.

The aircraft was set up in 1967 by Herb Kelleher[2] as Air Southwest Co. and after that embraced its ebb and flow name, Southwest Airlines Co., in 1971 when it started working as an intrastate aircraft completely inside the territory of Texas.[3]The carrier has in excess of 57,000 representatives as of March 2018 and works in excess of 4,000 takeoffs per day amid crest travel season.[4][5] As of 2014, it conveyed the most household travelers of any U.S. airline.[6] As of May 2018, Southwest Airlines has planned administrations to 100 goals in the United States and ten extra nations, with administrations to Turks and Caicos having started on November 5, 2017. Administration to four goals in Hawaii is coming in late 2018 or mid 2019 subject to FAA endorsement, with courses to be settled on and declared in the close future[7].

Southwest Airlines has just worked Boeing 737 jetliner models, with the exception of a period from 1979 to 1987 when it rented and worked a few Boeing 727-200s from Braniff International Airways. Since January 2016, Southwest has been the biggest administrator of the Boeing 737 around the world, with more than 700 in benefit and every flying machine averaging six flights for each day.

IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1983 (as Channel Express)
Commenced operations 1983
AOC # 598
Operating bases
Subsidiaries Jet2holidays
Fleet size 82
Destinations 58
Company slogan Friendly Low Fares
Parent company Dart Group PLC
Headquarters Leeds, West Yorkshire[2]
Key people
Website Limited, frequently referred to just as Jet2, is a British ease carrier based at Leeds Bradford Airport, England. is the fourth biggest booked aircraft in the UK.[3] Its primary base and base camp is at Leeds Bradford International Airport,[4] with additionally bases at Manchester, Belfast International, Edinburgh, Newcastle, East Midlands, Glasgow, Alicante, Birmingham and London Stansted. The organization holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type An Operating License to convey travelers, load and mail on air ship with at least 20 seats. likewise offers a sanction benefit through its Jet2charters image. Sister organization Jet2holidays offers ABTA and ATOL ensured bundle occasions with settlement, exchanges and flights to 47 city and sun goals. had around 4,000 representatives as of April 2015.

8. Qatar Airways
الخطوط الجوية القطرية
Alkhutoot Aljawwiah Al-Qatariah
Qatar Airways Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded November 22, 1993
Commenced operations January 20, 1994
Hubs Hamad International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Qatar Airways Privilege Club (Qmiles)
Alliance Oneworld
  • Qatar Airways Cargo
  • The Qatar Aircraft Catering Company
  • Qatar Airways Holidays
  • United Media Int
  • Qatar Duty Free
  • Qatar Aviation Services
  • Qatar Distribution Company
  • Qatar Executive
Fleet size 214
Destinations 150+[1]
Company slogan Going Places Together[2]
Parent company Government of Qatar
Headquarters Qatar Airways Towers,
Doha, Qatar
Key people Akbar Al Baker (CEO)
Employees 24,000
Qatar Airways Company Q.C.S.C. (Arabic: القطرية‎, Al Qatariyah),[3] operating as Qatar Airways, is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar.[4][5] Headquartered in the Qatar Airways Tower in Doha,[6] the airline operates a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 150 international destinations across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Far East, South Asia, Middle East, North America, South America and Oceania from its base at Hamad International Airport, using a fleet of more than 180 aircraft. Qatar Airways Group employs more than 40,000 people, of whom 24,000 work directly for Qatar Airways. The carrier has been a member of the Oneworld alliance since October 2013, the first Gulf carrier to sign with one of the three airline alliances.
9.Azul Brazilian Airlines
Azul Brazilian Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2008
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program TudoAzul
Fleet size 126
Destinations 108
Company slogan Você lá em cima.
É o Brasil lá em cima.
Headquarters Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil
Key people John Rodgerson (President)[1]
Revenue Increase US$ 2.2 billion (2012)
Net income Decrease – US$ 187.3 million (2012)

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S/An (Azul Brazilian Airlines; or essentially Azul) is a Brazilian bearer situated in Barueri, a suburb of São Paulo.[2] The organization’s plan of action is to animate request by giving successive and reasonable air administration to underserved showcases all through Brazil. The organization was named Azul (“Blue” in Portuguese) after a naming challenge in 2008, where “Samba” was the other well known name.[3] It was set up on May 5, 2008 by Brazilian-conceived David Neeleman (author of American ease carrier JetBlue), with an armada of 76 Embraer 195 jets.[4] The aircraft started benefit on December 15, 2008.[5][6]

As indicated by Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC), amongst January and December 2017 Azul had 17.8% of the household and 11.8% of the universal pieces of the overall industry as far as travelers per kilometer flown,[7] making it the third biggest residential and second biggest global aircraft in Brazil.

10. Korean Air
Daehan Hanggong
KoreanAir logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1962
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program SKYPASS
Alliance SkyTeam
Subsidiaries Jin Air
Fleet size 176
Destinations 127
Company slogan Excellence in Flight
Parent company Hanjin Group
Headquarters Gonghang-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Key people
Revenue Increase US$ 13.24 billion (2014)[1]
Operating income Increase US$ (25) million (2014)[1]
Net income Increase US$ (233) million (2014)[1]
Total assets Increase US$ 17.6 billion (2014)[1]
Total equity Increase US$ 21.6 billion (2014)[1]

Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. (Hangul: 대한항공; RR: Daehan Hanggong) (KRX: 003490), working as Korean Air, is the biggest aircraft and banner transporter of South Korea in view of armada estimate, universal goals and global flights. The aircraft’s worldwide home office are situated in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Korean Air was established as Korean National Airlines in 1946. Following quite a long while of administration and extension, the carrier was completely privatized in 1969.

Korean Air’s universal traveler division and related backup load division together serve 127 urban communities in 44 nations, while its residential division serves 12 goals. It is among the best 20 aircrafts on the planet regarding travelers conveyed and is additionally the best positioned universal payload carrier. Incheon International Airport fills in as Korean Air’s global center. Korean Air additionally keeps up a satellite central command grounds at Incheon. The lion’s share of Korean Air’s pilots, ground staff, and flight orderlies are situated in Seoul.

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