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Asian airlines dominate ranking of world’s cleanest airlines

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The top spots of Skytrax‘s recent ranking on the cabin hygiene of global airlines were occupied by Asian airlines — with Japan’s ANA All Nippon Airways coming in at number one. Qantas and Virgin Australia were among the two Australian airlines that made the list. No American or British airline was visible. Among the top 10, Swiss International Airlines, Qatar Airways and Lufthansa were the first two non-Asian carriers.

During the research, passengers rated the standards and quality of cleanliness of aircraft cabins based on their experiences. Areas such as seat areas, tray tables, carpets, cabin panels and toilets were taken into account.

Top 30:

1. ANA All Nippon Airways
2. EVA Air
3. Asiana Airlines
4. Singapore Airlines
5. Japan Airlines
6. Cathay Pacific Airways
7. Qatar Airways
8. Swiss International Air Lines
9. Hainan Airlines
10. Lufthansa
11. Korean Air
12. Cathay Dragon
13. Austrian Airlines
14. China Airlines
15. Thai Airways
16. Garuda Indonesia
17. China Southern Airlines
18. Bangkok Airways
19. Emirates
20. Air New Zealand
21. Etihad Airways
22. Qantas Airways
23. Hong Kong Airlines
24. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
25. Finnair
26. Oman Air
27. Virgin Australia
28. Air France
29. Turkish Airlines
30. Philippine Airlines

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