Top 10 Best Economy Class Airlines 2019

Published June 25th, 2019 - 09:15 GMT

 

According to SKYTRAX, 2 of the top 10 best economy class airlines are GCC airlines where one of them is even in the top 3 and won the World’s Best Airline award!

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1. Japan Airlines: The Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., also known as Nikkō, is an international airline, headquartered in Shinagawa Tokyo, Japan. Although it wasn’t among the top 10 world’s best airlines, its economy class managed to rank first among all international airlines.

1. Japan Airlines: The Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., also known as Nikkō, is an international airline, headquartered in Shinagawa Tokyo, Japan. Although it wasn’t among the top 10 world’s best airlines, its economy class managed to rank first among all international airlines. (Shutterstock)

2. Singapore Airlines: Singapore Airlines Limited is the flag carrier airline of Singapore with its hub at Singapore Changi Airport. It is one of the most respected travel brands around the world. Flying one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world to destinations spanning a network spread over six continents.

2. Singapore Airlines: Singapore Airlines Limited is the flag carrier airline of Singapore with its hub at Singapore Changi Airport. It is one of the most respected travel brands around the world. Flying one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world to destinations spanning a network spread over six continents. (Shutterstock)

3. Qatar Airways: Although Qatar Airways ranked 3rd in this category, it managed to secure the World’s Best Airline title this year. In a relatively short time, Qatar Airways has grown to more than 140 destinations worldwide, offering levels of service excellence that helped the award-winning carrier to become best in the world.

3. Qatar Airways: Although Qatar Airways ranked 3rd in this category, it managed to secure the World’s Best Airline title this year. In a relatively short time, Qatar Airways has grown to more than 140 destinations worldwide, offering levels of service excellence that helped the award-winning carrier to become best in the world. (Shutterstock)

4. Thai Airways: Thai Airways is the flag carrier airline of Thailand, formed in 1988. Thai Airways is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Including its subsidiaries, Thai Airways flies to 84 destinations in 37 countries, using a fleet of over 90 aircraft. The company slogan “Smooth as Silk” is a key brand denominator.

4. Thai Airways: Thai Airways is the flag carrier airline of Thailand, formed in 1988. Thai Airways is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Including its subsidiaries, Thai Airways flies to 84 destinations in 37 countries, using a fleet of over 90 aircraft. The company slogan “Smooth as Silk” is a key brand denominator. (Shutterstock)

5. All Nippon Airways (ANA) : ANA All Nippon Airways is the largest airline in Japan. Founded in 1952, ANA flies to around 80 international routes and over 110 domestic routes. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 29 million members. ANA was the launch customer and is the biggest operator of the Boeing 787.

5. All Nippon Airways (ANA) : ANA All Nippon Airways is the largest airline in Japan. Founded in 1952, ANA flies to around 80 international routes and over 110 domestic routes. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 29 million members. ANA was the launch customer and is the biggest operator of the Boeing 787. (Shutterstock)

6. Emirates: Founded in 1985, and flying out of Dubai with just two aircraft, Emirates now has a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, and currently fly to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. The Emirates network is expanding constantly, with over 1,500 flights departing Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents.

6. Emirates: Founded in 1985, and flying out of Dubai with just two aircraft, Emirates now has a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, and currently fly to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. The Emirates network is expanding constantly, with over 1,500 flights departing Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents. (Shutterstock)

7. Cathay Pacific Airways: The Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of close to 200 aircraft. Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the oneworld global alliance and Cathay Dragon is an affiliate member.

7. Cathay Pacific Airways: The Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of close to 200 aircraft. Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the oneworld global alliance and Cathay Dragon is an affiliate member. (Shutterstock)

8. Hainan Airlines: Hainan Airlines was founded in January, 1993 in Hainan Province. At the end of June 2018, Hainan Airlines and its holding subsidiaries had over 400 aircraft in operation and 24 bases/branch companies. Hainan Airlines network covers China, numerous points in Asia and extends to Europe, North America and the South Pacific.

8. Hainan Airlines: Hainan Airlines was founded in January, 1993 in Hainan Province. At the end of June 2018, Hainan Airlines and its holding subsidiaries had over 400 aircraft in operation and 24 bases/branch companies. Hainan Airlines network covers China, numerous points in Asia and extends to Europe, North America and the South Pacific. (Shutterstock)

9. Lufthansa: Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany, and one of the five founding members of Star Alliance. Lufthansa’s primary hub is Frankfurt Airport, with Munich Airport being the airlines secondary hub.

9. Lufthansa: Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany, and one of the five founding members of Star Alliance. Lufthansa’s primary hub is Frankfurt Airport, with Munich Airport being the airlines secondary hub. (Shutterstock)

10. EVA Air: EVA Air was established in 1989, and is a member of Star Alliance. EVA serves a global network that connects Asia and Mainland China to Europe, North America and Oceania and links more than 60 major business and tourist destinations. EVA operates from their hub at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan.

10. EVA Air: EVA Air was established in 1989, and is a member of Star Alliance. EVA serves a global network that connects Asia and Mainland China to Europe, North America and Oceania and links more than 60 major business and tourist destinations. EVA operates from their hub at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan. (Shutterstock)

1. Japan Airlines: The Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., also known as Nikkō, is an international airline, headquartered in Shinagawa Tokyo, Japan. Although it wasn’t among the top 10 world’s best airlines, its economy class managed to rank first among all international airlines.
2. Singapore Airlines: Singapore Airlines Limited is the flag carrier airline of Singapore with its hub at Singapore Changi Airport. It is one of the most respected travel brands around the world. Flying one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world to destinations spanning a network spread over six continents.
3. Qatar Airways: Although Qatar Airways ranked 3rd in this category, it managed to secure the World’s Best Airline title this year. In a relatively short time, Qatar Airways has grown to more than 140 destinations worldwide, offering levels of service excellence that helped the award-winning carrier to become best in the world.
4. Thai Airways: Thai Airways is the flag carrier airline of Thailand, formed in 1988. Thai Airways is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Including its subsidiaries, Thai Airways flies to 84 destinations in 37 countries, using a fleet of over 90 aircraft. The company slogan “Smooth as Silk” is a key brand denominator.
5. All Nippon Airways (ANA) : ANA All Nippon Airways is the largest airline in Japan. Founded in 1952, ANA flies to around 80 international routes and over 110 domestic routes. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 29 million members. ANA was the launch customer and is the biggest operator of the Boeing 787.
6. Emirates: Founded in 1985, and flying out of Dubai with just two aircraft, Emirates now has a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, and currently fly to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. The Emirates network is expanding constantly, with over 1,500 flights departing Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents.
7. Cathay Pacific Airways: The Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of close to 200 aircraft. Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the oneworld global alliance and Cathay Dragon is an affiliate member.
8. Hainan Airlines: Hainan Airlines was founded in January, 1993 in Hainan Province. At the end of June 2018, Hainan Airlines and its holding subsidiaries had over 400 aircraft in operation and 24 bases/branch companies. Hainan Airlines network covers China, numerous points in Asia and extends to Europe, North America and the South Pacific.
9. Lufthansa: Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany, and one of the five founding members of Star Alliance. Lufthansa’s primary hub is Frankfurt Airport, with Munich Airport being the airlines secondary hub.
10. EVA Air: EVA Air was established in 1989, and is a member of Star Alliance. EVA serves a global network that connects Asia and Mainland China to Europe, North America and Oceania and links more than 60 major business and tourist destinations. EVA operates from their hub at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan.
1. Japan Airlines: The Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., also known as Nikkō, is an international airline, headquartered in Shinagawa Tokyo, Japan. Although it wasn’t among the top 10 world’s best airlines, its economy class managed to rank first among all international airlines.
1. Japan Airlines: The Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., also known as Nikkō, is an international airline, headquartered in Shinagawa Tokyo, Japan. Although it wasn’t among the top 10 world’s best airlines, its economy class managed to rank first among all international airlines. (Shutterstock)
2. Singapore Airlines: Singapore Airlines Limited is the flag carrier airline of Singapore with its hub at Singapore Changi Airport. It is one of the most respected travel brands around the world. Flying one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world to destinations spanning a network spread over six continents.
2. Singapore Airlines: Singapore Airlines Limited is the flag carrier airline of Singapore with its hub at Singapore Changi Airport. It is one of the most respected travel brands around the world. Flying one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world to destinations spanning a network spread over six continents. (Shutterstock)
3. Qatar Airways: Although Qatar Airways ranked 3rd in this category, it managed to secure the World’s Best Airline title this year. In a relatively short time, Qatar Airways has grown to more than 140 destinations worldwide, offering levels of service excellence that helped the award-winning carrier to become best in the world.
3. Qatar Airways: Although Qatar Airways ranked 3rd in this category, it managed to secure the World’s Best Airline title this year. In a relatively short time, Qatar Airways has grown to more than 140 destinations worldwide, offering levels of service excellence that helped the award-winning carrier to become best in the world. (Shutterstock)
4. Thai Airways: Thai Airways is the flag carrier airline of Thailand, formed in 1988. Thai Airways is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Including its subsidiaries, Thai Airways flies to 84 destinations in 37 countries, using a fleet of over 90 aircraft. The company slogan “Smooth as Silk” is a key brand denominator.
4. Thai Airways: Thai Airways is the flag carrier airline of Thailand, formed in 1988. Thai Airways is a founding member of the Star Alliance. Including its subsidiaries, Thai Airways flies to 84 destinations in 37 countries, using a fleet of over 90 aircraft. The company slogan “Smooth as Silk” is a key brand denominator. (Shutterstock)
5. All Nippon Airways (ANA) : ANA All Nippon Airways is the largest airline in Japan. Founded in 1952, ANA flies to around 80 international routes and over 110 domestic routes. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 29 million members. ANA was the launch customer and is the biggest operator of the Boeing 787.
5. All Nippon Airways (ANA) : ANA All Nippon Airways is the largest airline in Japan. Founded in 1952, ANA flies to around 80 international routes and over 110 domestic routes. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 29 million members. ANA was the launch customer and is the biggest operator of the Boeing 787. (Shutterstock)
6. Emirates: Founded in 1985, and flying out of Dubai with just two aircraft, Emirates now has a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, and currently fly to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. The Emirates network is expanding constantly, with over 1,500 flights departing Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents.
6. Emirates: Founded in 1985, and flying out of Dubai with just two aircraft, Emirates now has a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, and currently fly to over 140 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. The Emirates network is expanding constantly, with over 1,500 flights departing Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents. (Shutterstock)
7. Cathay Pacific Airways: The Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of close to 200 aircraft. Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the oneworld global alliance and Cathay Dragon is an affiliate member.
7. Cathay Pacific Airways: The Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Group offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of close to 200 aircraft. Cathay Pacific is a founder member of the oneworld global alliance and Cathay Dragon is an affiliate member. (Shutterstock)
8. Hainan Airlines: Hainan Airlines was founded in January, 1993 in Hainan Province. At the end of June 2018, Hainan Airlines and its holding subsidiaries had over 400 aircraft in operation and 24 bases/branch companies. Hainan Airlines network covers China, numerous points in Asia and extends to Europe, North America and the South Pacific.
8. Hainan Airlines: Hainan Airlines was founded in January, 1993 in Hainan Province. At the end of June 2018, Hainan Airlines and its holding subsidiaries had over 400 aircraft in operation and 24 bases/branch companies. Hainan Airlines network covers China, numerous points in Asia and extends to Europe, North America and the South Pacific. (Shutterstock)
9. Lufthansa: Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany, and one of the five founding members of Star Alliance. Lufthansa’s primary hub is Frankfurt Airport, with Munich Airport being the airlines secondary hub.
9. Lufthansa: Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany, and one of the five founding members of Star Alliance. Lufthansa’s primary hub is Frankfurt Airport, with Munich Airport being the airlines secondary hub. (Shutterstock)
10. EVA Air: EVA Air was established in 1989, and is a member of Star Alliance. EVA serves a global network that connects Asia and Mainland China to Europe, North America and Oceania and links more than 60 major business and tourist destinations. EVA operates from their hub at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan.
10. EVA Air: EVA Air was established in 1989, and is a member of Star Alliance. EVA serves a global network that connects Asia and Mainland China to Europe, North America and Oceania and links more than 60 major business and tourist destinations. EVA operates from their hub at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan. (Shutterstock)