These Are The 25 Best Airlines In The World For 2023; Number 1 Is Most Surprising

25 Best Airlines In The World For 2023

Airline Ratings has released its ranking of the world’s most significant airlines, with a freshly announced carrier taking the top spot. The Airline Ratings awards recognize aviation excellence by ranking airlines based on factors such as innovation, route networks, and a good safety score. Read on to know The Best Airlines for 2023.


Air New Zealand Is The World’s Best Airlines For 2023

Air New Zealand

According to the most recent standings, Air New Zealand has surpassed Qatar Airways, which had held the top spot for two years.

Air New Zealand was named the world’s best airline for its excellent cabin innovation, which included beds for economy-class customers on its new 787s. Furthermore, the airline’s excellent passenger service and rapid recuperation from COVID-related disruptions attributed to its first-place finish. According to Geoffrey Thomas, the Editor-in-Chief of,

“Air New Zealand’s commitment to excellence in all facets of its business starts at the top with outstanding governance and one of the best executive teams in aviation through to a workforce that is delivering consistently to the airline’s strategy and customer promise.”

“Like all airlines across the globe, Air New Zealand has faced severe disruptions during and after the pandemic and this year, huge challenges from storms and cyclones. However, the airline has responded well.”


Other Airways

Qatar Airways

This year’s air travel environment’s stability is still up in the air. Interestingly, Geoffrey Thomas noted that the top five airlines were in strong competition, despite Air New Zealand being the top-ranked airline for 2023.’s ranking of Qatar Airways, which was first last year, places the airline in second place this year. In addition, the airline was recognized for its excellence in long-haul travel to the Middle East, best catering, and best business class.

On the 2023 list from, Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi secured the third position. Fourth place went to Korean Air, which won the Excellence in Long Haul Travel – North Asia award. The Best First Class and Excellence in Long Haul Travel – Southeast Asia winners Singapore Airlines got fifth place overall in the rankings.


The Top 25 Best Airlines In The World For 2023

Best Airlines For 2023 Air New Zealand

1. Air New Zealand
2. Qatar Airways
3. Etihad Airways
4. Korean Air
5. Singapore Airlines
6. Qantas
7. Virgin Australia/Virgin Atlantic
8. EVA Air
9. Cathay Pacific Airways
10. Emirates
11. Lufthansa / Swiss
12. SAS
13. TAP Portugal
14. All Nippon Airways
15. Delta Air Lines
16. Air Canada
17. British Airways
18. Jet Blue
19. JAL
20. Vietnam Airlines
21. Turkish Airlines
22. Hawaiian
23. KLM
24. Alaska Airlines
25. United Airlines


What Criteria Are The Airlines Using To Rate Them? bases its rankings on critical safety and government audits, as well as characteristics such as airline fleet age, passenger evaluations, profitability, investment rating, product offers, and staff relations. Geoffrey Thomas claimed that the score methodology and categories have developed over time to adapt to the changing environment of the industry “to reflect the ever-changing dynamics of the industry and customer expectations.”

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