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World's top 50 airlines in 2024

World's top 50 airlines in 2024

Qatar Airways rose to first place in this year's rankings, with Singapore Airlines coming in second. Additionally, Cathay Pacific Airways jumped from eighth place to fifth this year.

Thinking of jet-setting to your next family vacation at the end of the year, or planning your team's next business trip? SkyTrax recently announced the ⁠World's Top 100 Airlines of this year on 24 June 2024. 

Established in 1999, the World Airline Awards began when Skytrax launched its first global, annual airline customer satisfaction survey.

Although the list expands to the top 100 airlines across the globe, HRO has compiled the best 50 for easy reference:

  1. ⁠Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines 
  3. Emirates
  4. ANA All Nippon Airways
  5. Cathay Pacific Airways
  6. Japan Airlines
  7. Turkish Airlines
  8. EVA Air 
  9. Air France 
  10. Swiss International Air Lines
  11. Korean Air
  12. Hainan Airlines
  13. British Airways
  14. Fiji Airways
  15. Iberia
  16. Vistara
  17. Virgin Atlantic
  18. Lufthansa
  19. Etihad Airways
  20. Saudia
  21. Delta Air Lines
  22. Air New Zealand
  23. Finnair
  24. Qantas Airways
  25. Oman Air 
  26. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  27. Bangkok Airways 
  28. Austrian Airlines
  29. Air Canada
  30. AirAsia
  31. China Southern Airlines
  32. Scoot
  33. Thai Airways
  34. Garuda Indonesia
  35. STARLUX Airlines
  36. Ethiopian Airlines
  37. Asiana Airlines
  38. Air Astana 
  39. Malaysia Airlines
  40. Aegean Airlines
  41. Gulf Air
  42. United Airlines
  43. LATAM
  44. China Airlines
  45. Vietnam Airlines
  46. Azerbaijian Airlines
  47. Volotea
  48. Flynas
  49. Aer Lingus
  50. Rex Airlines 

Commenting on Malaysia Airlines' achievement, the Ministry of Transport Malaysia shared in a Facebook post: "The Ministry of Transport would like to congratulate Malaysia Airlines for successfully climbing eight stairs and currently [ranking] 39th in the list of the World's Top 100 Airlines in 2024, compared to 47th in 2023.

"This exceptional recognition is a global benchmark for the excellence of the country's aviation industry in terms of consistent, high-quality service network as well as an unwavering commitment to providing top-notch service", the ministry added added. 

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