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Ratings reveal world’s best airline

Passengers wanting to travel in safety while being looked after by the cabin crew will be hard-pressed to do better than booking with the number one airline Air New Zealand, a new set of ratings suggest.

The airline has been named the world’s best for the second year running by, also scooping the award for the best premium economy-class carrier.

The website says it chose Air New Zealand again because of its safety record, staff motivation, in-flight innovations, commitment to the environment and financial performance.

Based in Auckland, the airline was founded almost 75 years ago and employs 11,000 people around the world.

The website, which rates 450 airlines, placed Etihad Airways second and Cathay Pacific third. British Airways is rated 10th with the rest of the top 10 comprising Qantas Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, EVA Air, Lufthansa and All Nippon Airways.

When it comes to the budget airline sector the website, which is endorsed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, rated Norwegian Air as the best in Europe for safety and value for travel money.

Meanwhile, was the best for budget travel in the Middle East and Africa, with newcomer Scott taking the title for Asia and the Pacific.


Ratings reveal world’s best airline | |© Press Association 2014

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