Travelling has now become a necessity rather than a luxury. No matter in what business you are engaged in, you need to travel across the world for your business’s promotion and for that, choosing an airline that is safe and comfortable, is extremely important.These Airbuses are making their journeys memorable by providing best quality services and comfort to their customers. The international airway transport association ranked the airways on the buses of market capitalizations, luxurious and comfortable ride provided by them so here is a list for you to pick the best Airlines for next time you travel.
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Incepted in November 2003 by Royal (Amiri) Decree in just nine years it has become fastest growing airline in the history of commercial aviation. It is the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. With a fleet of 66 aircrafts the airline operates more than 1000 flights per week. Never the less it also own nearly 30 percent of air berlin its Europe’s sixth largest carrier and 40percent of air Seychelles. Etihad Airways has received a range of awards that reflect its position as the leading premium airline brand in the world, including ‘World’s Leading Airline’ at the World Travel Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Etihad reported its first full-year net profile in 2011, of US$14 million, in line with the strategic plan announced by CEO James Hogan in 2006. The airline at present is serving international network of 84 destinations and 52 countries.
The national airline of Dubai united Arab emirates. With a net profit of US$ 629 million (AED 2.3 biliion) in year 2011-2012 it has been termed as the largest airline of middle east operating over 2400 flights per week. In the fiscal year 2011/2012, emirates carried 34 million passengers and 1.8 million tones of cargo. In commercial airline history fly emirates have taken some bold steps in 2001 it made USD 15billion deal for different new 58 aircrafts and again the in 2005 42 Boeing 777 were ordered on enormous amount of USD 9.7 billion the largest ever order of Boeing 777 family. With the current business turnover of emirates its still considered a promising airline with luxury on apex.
8. Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand, previously named as Tasman Empir Airway Limited (TEAL) has got the honor to be the only airline to circumnavigate the world. It is the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand. The airline flies to, from and within New Zealand, directly serving 53 cities in 16 countries, including 27 destinations within New Zealand. Air New Zealand’s aircraft vary in size from the Beech 1900D to the Boeing 747-400. It became a full member of the Star Alliance group in March 1999. Recent awards recognizing the airline’s confidence, style and friendliness include being the only airline to receive the prestigious Air Transport World ‘Airline of the Year’ award twice in three years (2010, 2012) In December 2008 Air New Zealand successfully completed the world’s first commercial aviation test flight powered by the sustainable second-generation biofuel jatropha which has played an important role in the certification of aviation biofuels for airlines globally.
It’s the world’s Leading Airline, flag carrier, being named Airline of the Year at the 2011 World Airline Awards. It’s headquarter is in Qatar Airway. It is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world with an expansion rate averaging almost 40% year on year. It has got one of the youngest fleet in the world with an average of less than 4.1 years.It has got a fleet of 96 aircraft and employs more than 19,000 people. Qatar Airways operates from its Doha hub to 87 cities worldwide. It was Incorporated in 1993 with Sales $1.5 billion (2006 est.). Qatar Airways broke in its first year but now It became one of an elite group of airlines worldwide to have been awarded a 5-Star rating by Skytrax.Qatar Airways is planning to become the world’s first airline to use diesel fuel produced from natural gas.
6. Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines is the government-owned flag carrier of Malaysia. It’s headquarter is in the grounds of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor. It has two airline subsidiaries; Firefly and MASwings. MAL took to the skies with its first commercial flight as the national airline on 2 April 1947. Soon Borneo Airways was incorporated into MAL and so Within 20 years, MAL grew from a single aircraft operator into a company with 2,400 employees and a fleet operator using the then latest Comet IV jet aircraft, six F27s, eight DCs and two Pioneers., Malaysia Airlines recorded a stunning net loss of RM2.52 billion due to rising fuel costs and mismanagement which was the largest in its company history. Malaysia Airlines has over 20 subsidiaries, with 13 of them fully owned by Malaysia Airlines. Recently It won The World’s 5-Star Airline Award by Skytrax, UK. Today Malaysia Airlines flies around 37,000 passengers daily to some 80 destinations worldwide.
5. Asiana Airlines
Net sale: US $5.3 billions
Asiana Airlines (formerly Seoul Airlines), most modern fleet, is one of South Korea’s two major airlines, along with Korean Ai, headquarters in Asiana Town in Osoe-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul. Asiana is a member of the Star Alliance and offers 516 daily departures throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania, operating 14 domestic and 85 international passenger routes and 20 cargo routes.It was established on 17 February 1988, and was the first airline in the world to be granted ISO 9002 certification on aircraft maintenance. It won capital of 875.9 billion. It was named Airline of the Year 2009 by ATW, Airline of the Year 2010 by Skytrax and Airline of the Year 2011 by Global Traveler.. With its modern fleet of 71 aircraft, Asiana today serves 68 cities in 22 countries, not including 12 destinations within Korea. In 2011, Asiana carried more than 14.7 million passengers with 285 scheduled daily flights. Asiana has 9,073 employees, comprised of 3,321 office personnel, 4,582 cabin crew and 1,170 technical and ground staff.
4. Thai Airways
It is national as well as the largest airline of Thailand. Thai airways was once known for operating longest non- stop commercial flights between Thailand and los angeles and newyork however due to high fuel prices the airline stopped these flights. In 2012 plans to launch regional carried under the name of thai smile using new Airbus A320 aircraft. It was first carrier in Asia to fly commercial flights using biofeuls. the airline is determined to reduce CO2 emmision globally. The secret in success of thai airways is hospitality of crew with the customers and presentation. THAI is the first airline to install hospital-grade air-filter True HEPA, capable of intercepting up to 99.999% of dust particles and micro organisms on every flight and therefore was awarded hygiene award by WHO in 2004. It possesses a very fine first class lounge on the basis of which it was being awarded World’s Best First Class Lounge by Skytrax in 2009
on 16 November 1920 in Brisbane QANTAS was formally established on papers. “QANTAS”, an acronym for “Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services” Starting with surplus planes in 1921. Today its seen as australias largest airline and the oldest continuously operated airline in the world and again second oldest in the world.Qantas is one of the inspiration for other commercial airlines since the very beginning surviving through war and becoming one of the oldest still running commercial airline.
Qantas have been bagged with endless awards by skywards which include 9 awards from skywards and few others from Australian government and WAEA avion awards too! In 2007 and in 2009 it was awarded best first class award from skywards. In terms of business QANTAS leaves many airlines behind in fiscal year 2011/2012 US$ 249 million. It is a %-star airline.
2. Cathay pacific
It is the flag carried of honkong with head office situated in main hub at Hong Kong International Airport. It serves 114 destination in 36 countries worldwide, including joint ventures. In 2010 Cathay Pacific became the world’s largest international cargo airline. its fleet consist of 110 aircrafts out of which 65 belongs to boeing family. IT is ranked as % star airline by Skytrax. It holds a second place in the list because of its market capitalization.
1- SINGAPORE AIRLINES
It is listed topped in the list given by International Air Transport association wih a market capitalization of US $14 billions. It operates trans pacific flights and two longest non- stop commercial flights from Singapore to Newark and Los Angles on the Airbus 340-500. It is a flag carrier airline of Singapore and has recently launched Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. It is raked amongst top 15 carrier worldwide in terms of revenue passenger kilometers and 10th in the world to carry international passenger. It flies 63 destinations in 35 countries. Together with its subsidiary SilkAir it connects with more international destinations as compared to anyother South East Asian Airline.
These airways provide the luxurious and unforgettable travelling memories, so go ahead and experience the royal trip.