Only one Mideast carrier cracks TripAdvisor’s top 10 world airlines

Only one Mideast carrier cracks TripAdvisor’s top 10 world airlines
The travel website revealed its inaugural Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines on Monday. (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 11 April 2017

Only one Mideast carrier cracks TripAdvisor’s top 10 world airlines

Only one Mideast carrier cracks TripAdvisor’s top 10 world airlines

DUBAI: Dubai-based Emirates Airline has come out on top in a list of the ten best airlines in the world, according to TripAdvisor users.
The travel website revealed its inaugural Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines on Monday and there were some surprises in the top ten.
Based on user reviews, Emirates came out on top with Singapore Airlines coming in second.
The third spot went to an airline that may be unfamiliar to many international travelers – Brazil-based Azul.
The budget carrier was founded in 2008 and now has a fleet of 134 aircraft and serves 105 destinations, most of which are in South America.
Read on for the top ten airlines in the world, according to TripAdvisor:
1. Emirates
2. Singapore Airlines
3. Azul
4. JetBlue
5. Air New Zealand
6. Korean Air
7. Japan Airlines
8. Thai Smile
9. Alaska Airlines
10. Garuda Indonesia
Sir Tim Clark, Emirates president, said in a released statement: “We are honored to be named the Best Airline in the World at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2017. The fact that the awards are a result of unbiased reviews and feedback speaks to our commitment to deliver a superior travel experience for our customers.”