Best and Worst airlines in 2017

The best airlines list is one of the most anticipated lists of the aviation industry and all the related ones. There are various agencies which publish their list every year. Here’s our list of top agencies who come with this detailed list every year after considering dozens of key factors.

  1. Fortune
  2. Forbes
  3. TripAdvisor

The key factors which are mostly considered to finally coming up with the list are many. Few of the major ones are fleet age, review ratings of passengers, operational safety, key product offerings, travel experience etc. Airlines are also evaluated on the basis of different traveling class and how well they perform in each of them.

Fortune: Let’s begin with the fortunes list of best and airlines in 2017. Forbes has published its list this year based on the analysis done by site airhelp.com. The list goes like this:

Best airlines of 2017

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Lufthansa
  3. Etihad Airways
  4. Singapore Airlines
  5. South African Airways
  6. Austrian Airlines
  7. Aegean Airlines
  8. Qantas
  9. Air Malta
  10. Virgin Atlantic

Worst Airlines of 2017

  1. Jet Airways
  2. Aerolineas Argentinas
  3. Iberia
  4. Korean Air
  5. Ryanair
  6. Air Mauritius
  7. EasyJet
  8. Pakistan International Airlines
  9. Royal Jordanian Airlines
  10. WOW Air

Overall rankings are based on three factors: on-time performance, quality of service, and a claims-processing score (which reflects how a company handles customer complaints).

b. Forbes: Next on our list is Forbes which always comes with an in-depth detailed list every year. Forbes list is based on the aviation safety and product rating agency Aviationratings.com.

Best Airlines in 2017

  1. Air New Zealand
  2. Qantas
  3. Singapore Airlines
  4. Virgin Australia
  5. Virgin Atlantic
  6. Etihad Airways
  7. All Nippon Airways
  8. Korean Air
  9. Cathay Pacific
  10. Japan Airlines

Forbes didn’t actually come up with the list of worst airlines but it gives a detailed report on best in various categories. Some fo them are:

  1. Best First Class: Singapore Airlines
  2. Best Business Class: Virgin Australia
  3. Best Premium Economy: Air Newzealand
  4. Best Economy: Korean Air
  5. Best Catering: Qantas Airways

C.TripAdvisor: Tripadvisor’s ratings are primarily based on the travelers and their experience. Some of the key factors considered by them are best crew, best in-flight meal, best customer services etc. So, here is the list of Top 10 by TripAdvisor.

Best Airlines 2017

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Air Newzealand
  3. Emirates
  4. Japan Airlines
  5. EVA Air
  6. Southwest Airlines
  7. com
  8. Qatar Airways
  9. Azul
  10. Korean Air

Worst Airlines 2017

  1. Spirit
  2. Frontier
  3. Vueling
  4. Allegiant
  5. Wow
  6. Sunwing
  7. American Airlines
  8. Air Europa
  9. Airberlin
  10. Thomas Cook Airlines