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July 13,2016 01:18

Emirates airline was tabbed as the world's best airline in 2016, according to the annual World Airline Awards published by Skytrax. Emirates' title came as last year's winner – Qatar Airways – dropped to second place in the ratings, which were awarded ...

Replay1 of 552 of 553 of 554 of 555 of 556 of 557 of 558 of 559 of 5510 of 5511 of 5512 of 5513 of 5514 of 5515 of 5516 of 5517 of 5518 of 5519 of 5520 of 5521 of 5522 of 5523 of 5524 of 5525 of 5526 of 5527 of 5528 of 5529 of 5530 of 5531 of 5532 of 5533 of 5534 of 5535 of 5536 of 5537 of 5538 of 5539 of 5540 of 5541 of 5542 of 5543 of 5544 of 5545 of 5546 of 5547 of 5548 of 5549 of 5550 of 5551 of 5552 of 5553 of 5554 of 5555 of 55AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsEmirates airline was tabbed as the world's best airline in 2016, according to the annual World Airline Awards published by Skytrax.Emirates’ title came as last year's winner – Qatar Airways – dropped to second place in the ratings, which were awarded at a Tuesday ceremony on the grounds of the Farnborough Airshow. Virgin America was the top ranked U.S. carrier, placing 25th overall in the global rankings.The Skytrax awards are one of several annual consumer-focused rankings covering the airline industry. Earlier this month, Travel + Leisure magazine tabbed Singapore Airlines as the world's top carrier. Emirates was the runner-up in those ratings.  In May, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines continued their stranglehold atop the annual J.D. Power customer service satisfaction survey of North American carriers. A month before that, Virgin America took the top spot in another ranking – this one the 2016 Airline Quality Rating report.As for the Skytrax awards, the win was the fourth overall title for Emirates.“We are honored to be recognized by the prestigious Skytrax awards,” Emirates president Tim Clark said in a statement.“Emirates has always put our customers at the heart of what we do, and we work hard to deliver the very best experience possible to our customers at every touchpoint, every day, all around the world,” Clark added. “The fact that these awards are based on the direct feedback from passengers is gratifying and wonderful recognition for all of the hard work that’s gone into creating the Emirates experience.”2015 SKYTRAX RESULTS: Qatar Airways takes top spotFollowing No. 2 Qatar Airways were Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and All Nippon Airways. The full top 25:1. Emirates (5)2. Qatar Airways (1)3. Singapore Airlines (2)4. Cathay Pacific (3)5. All Nippon Airways/ANA (7)6. Etihad Airways (6)7. Turkish Airlines (4)8. EVA Air (9)9. Qantas Airways (10)10. Lufthansa (12)11. Garuda Indonesia (8)12. Hainan Airlines (22)13. Thai Airways (19)14. Air France (15)15, Swiss International Air Lines (14)PHOTOS: Swiss Air's ' 'flagship' Boeing 777 now flying to New York16. Asiana Airlines (11)17. Air New Zealand (17)18. Virgin Australia (16)19. Austrian (13)20. Bangkok Airways (23)21. Japan Airlines/JAL (21)22. Dragonair (18)23. AirAsia (25)24. KLM (28)25. Virgin America (26)Among the other notable awards for 2016:World's best cabin staff: 1. Garuda Indonesia; 2. All Nippon (ANA); 3. Singapore AirlinesWorld's best first-class airline: 1. Etihad Airways; 2. Cathay Pacific; 3. Air FranceWorld's best business class airline: 1. Qatar Airways; 2. Singapore Airlines; 3. EtihadWorld's best premium economy class airline: 1. Air New Zealand; 2. Qantas; 3. LufthansaWorld's best economy class airline: 1. Asiana Airlines; 2. Qatar Airways; 3. Singapore AirlinesWorld's best low-cost airlines: 1. AirAsia; 2. Virgin America; 3. Norwegian AirWorld's best in-flight entertainment: 1. Emirates; 2.Singapore Airlines; 3. Qatar AirwaysBest low-cost airlines in North America: 1. Virgin America; 2. WestJet; 3. Southwest AirlinesWorld's best first-class lounges: 1. Cathay Pacific; 2. Lufthansa; 3. Qatar AirwaysWorld's best business class lounges: 1. Qatar Airways; 2. Turkish Airlines; 3. Cathay PacificWorld's best first-class seats: 1. Etihad; 2. Emirates; 3. Air FranceWorld's best business class seats: 1. Singapore Airlines; 2. Etihad; 3. Qatar AirwaysWorld's best economy class seats: 1. Air New Zealand; 2. Lufthansa; 3. Japan AirlinesLAST YEAR (PHOTOS): Skytrax ranks the world's top 10 airlines for 2015Replay1 of 102 of 103 of 104 of 105 of 106 of 107 of 108 of 109 of 1010 of 10AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsRead or Share this story: http://usat.ly/29Ngmuz
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