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The top 10 airlines in the world has recently released a new ranking of the world’s airlines. The highest ranking American airline barely makes it into the top 30.

United Airlines best in the US

US Airlines have been subject to a lot of criticism lately and this seems to have had an impact on people’s perception of the companies. It is however interesting to see that United Airlines, who are currently going through a PR crisis, have managed to secure the top spot among the US carriers. They are ranked as the 29th best airline in the world.

European airlines on the other hand occupy 6 of the top 10 positions whilst Singapore Airlines, Etihad and Qatar Airways rank as the top 3 airlines in the world. The Irish ultra low-cost airline Ryanair came in 5th from the bottom, just marginally better than the worst of the worst – Bulgaria Air.

You can read my recent review of Ryanair here.

The top 10 airlines in the world
  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Etihad Airways
  3. Qatar Airways
  4. Austrian Airlines
  5. Air Transat
  6. Air Dolomiti
  7. British Airways
  8. Virgin Atlantic
  9. Aer Lingus
  10. Tui Fly Netherlands
The top 10 worst airlines in the world

78. Air China
79. Gulf Air
80. Pakistan International Airlines
81. China Eastern Airlines
82. Egyptair
83. Ryanair
84. Monarch Airlines
85. Tunisair
86. Smartwings
87. Bulgaria Air

The full list can be found here.

According to they have created the list based on on-time performance, Skytrax ratings and processing of customer’s claims.

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