Traveling can be stressful and choosing which airline to take can sometimes be a difficult decision. If you’re in need of some help, consult the list below for the top ten world’s best airlines as ranked by the 2014 World Airline Awards. Of course, all of these airlines are on this list for a reason, so choosing any one of them for your travels will surely not disappoint.
1. Cathay Pacific Airways
Jumping up five spots from sixth place last year to first this year is Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong. Having place number one previously in 2009, Cathay Pacific has a reputation for comfortable seating in all classes as well as delicious in-flight meals.
2. Qatar Airways
Want to relax in cozy seating and enjoy an awesome entertainment system? Then Qatar Airways might be for you. Having the friendly cabin crew around doesn’t hurt either.
3. Singapore Airlines
Maintaining its place in third is Singapore Airlines. This airline’s vessels include in-seat power supplies for its passengers as well as individual reading lamps. The seats are also designed to minimize space invasion of those behind you, so feel free to recline without feeling as bad.
Although it lost its first place spot from 2013, Emirates is still known for its luxury and comfort. The airline even has a first class bathroom and shower spa!
5. Turkish Airlines
Coming in at fifth is Turkish Airlines which lives up to its reputation for great hospitality. It is expected to experience an increase in passengers this year thanks to better trade and travel.
6. ANA All Nippon Airways
Dropping a couple of spots this year is Japan’s All Nippon Airways. Looking for undisturbed relaxation? Closed-off areas provided in first class seating will definitely do the trick.
7. Garuda Indonesia
As the flag-carrier airline for Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia has become renowned for its positive global customer satisfaction and was even awarded the “World’s Best Airline Cabin Crew” recognition.
8. Asiana Airlines
Overall excellence and extremely high standards since its founding in 1988 brings South Korea’s five-star rated Asiana Airlines to eighth place this year.
9. Etihad Airways
Ranking ninth is another airline from the United Arab Emirates. Etihad Airways provides comfortable and cozy business class seating.
Lufthansa from Germany makes the top ten cut this year. It is the largest airline in Europe and is praised for its stylish and spacious economy seating.
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