You won't believe, but this Indian airline is not even in top 100 Best Airlines in the World list

Jul 18, 2018, 01:42 PM IST

The top 100 best airlines in the world list has been revealed. What is amazing is that this Indian airline is not to be found in the list at all. So, even as aviation demand in India skyrockets, there are hardly a couple of airlines that have made it to the top 100. What makes it even worse is that airlines from Asia dominate the Skytrax's rankings, taking 9 out of the top 10 spots, relegating the much-hyped European and US airlines to lower rankings! Check out the list, it makes for amazing reading:


Skytrax has ranked Singapore Airlines as the best airline in the world for the year 2018. Singapore Airlines, which has a share in India's Vistara airlines, was ranked second in 2017. It has been crowned as the King of the skies in 2018. The airline also took home the awards for Best Airline in Asia, World's Best First Class, and World's Best First Class Airline Seat. 


What is really unbelievable is that Air India was nowhere in the list. Even as the airline continues to devour the taxpayers' money, it is failing to provide the kind of service that can get it a tolerable ranking! 


For those who want to know, there was no Indian airline in the top 50 list. IndiGo was present in the top 100 list at the 55th spot. It was on 57th in 2017. Jet Airways however, fell to 80 from 73 in 2017.


Qatar Airways has fallen back one spot to second. The airline was praised by reviewers for its in-flight entertainment options and seat comfort. The airline boasts the second best in-flight entertainment system and economy class offering in the world. Qatar was named as the Best Airline in the Middle East, World's Best Business Class, and Best First Class Airline Lounge.


All Nippon Airways maintained its rankings from previous year. Reviewers praised ANA for cleanliness, service, and safety. Also for slide-forward-style reclining seats that increase privacy as well as power and USB outlets even in economy section. ANA won the Best Airline Staff in Asia and Best Cabin Crew in Japan awards.


Emirates too maintained its previous year's ranking at 4th. It boasts the world's largest fleet of Airbus A380 superjumbos and Boeing 777 wide-body jets. It was praised for its state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system. It even offers live TV and sporting events on its "ICE" entertainment system-equipped aircraft. Emirates has won the Best In-Flight Entertainment award 14 years in a row.


EVA Air, from Taiwan, made a one point jump to 5th spot. The Taipei-based carrier has grown immensely in the past two decades and now operates a large fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-body jets. EVA Air has pioneered the concept of "premium economy" cabin.


Cathay Pacific has fallen one spot from last year to 6th spot. The airline has a fleet of long-range Boeing 777-300ER jets and a business strategy centered on offering a high frequency of flights, Cathay is one of the finest flying experiences in Asia. It got high marks for seat comfort, service quality, and in-flight entertainment.


Lufthansa is Europe's largest airline and has retained its ranking from last year at 7th. Notably, it has surged into the top 10 over the past couple of years. Lufthansa offers exceptional service and overall product quality is great. In addition to a top-10 finish, Lufthansa also took home the prize for Best Airline in Europe and Best Business Class in Europe. 


Hainan Airlines is the only Chinese airline to hold the coveted Skytrax five-star rating. It has moved to 8th spot from 9th last year. In 4 years, Hainan surged from 22nd place all the way into the top 10. Hainan also won the awards for Best Airline in China and Best Airline Cabin Crew in China. 



Garuda Indonesia has jumped one spot after going through extensive fleet renewal and service improvement measures. Economy fliers have praised the airline's comfortable seats and selection of Southeast Asian cuisine. In 2018, Garuda also received the award for the World's Best Cabin Crew - 3rd year in a row.


Thai Airways has jumped a spot too - from previous rank 11 to 10. It has long been an industry leader for quality service. Thai once again took home the award for the World's Best Economy Class, the World's Best Economy Class Onboard Catering, and the World's Best Airline Spa Facilities. The most praised products are Thai's business and first-class services and its high quality economy seats.