The World’s Best Airlines For Business Travel In 2017

And the world’s new No.1 airline for business travel in 2017 is … Singapore Airlines.

It’s no surprise that Singapore Airlines has been named the world’s best airline for business travel by the CEOWORLD magazine. The Doha-based airline Qatar Airways was named the second best airline for 2017, while Lufthansa and Emirates took our third and fourth places respectively.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) came fifth ahead of EVA Air in sixth, while Cathay Pacific, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan Airlines, and Etihad Airways completed the top 10.

The CEOWORLD magazine rankings are based on the impressions of 137,000 business travellers from 63 different countries. The survey, which covered more than 200 airlines, measured 10 major indicators of quality and influence:

Global reputation, passenger reviews, quality of service, cleanliness, staff management, food quality, product offerings, fleet age, passenger comfort, and boarding procedures.

CEOWORLD magazine is a business publication written expressly and strictly for CEOs, CFOs, other senior management executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals worldwide.

To establish our list, we collected information and statistics from publicly available sources, Airline’s website, our research, and survey. It measures the quality and influence of airlines, without relying on company data submissions. Business travellers were asked to rate airlines on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”

The overall score are numerical scores given to the airline based on business travellers feedback. Overall scores are out of 100.

Australia’s Qantas Airways took the No. 11 spot in 2017, followed by the Swiss International Air Lines (No.12) and Air France (No.13). Meanwhile, Thai Airways ranked No. 14 in the CEOWORLD magazine’s ranking of the world’s best airlines for business travel in 2017.

Virgin Australia came in 15th place, followed by Turkish Airlines (16th), Asiana Airlines (17th), Japan Airlines (18th), and Air New Zealand, ranked 19th. Out of 61 best airlines for business travel in the world, Austrian Airlines ranked No. 20th.

The World’s Best Airlines For Business Travel In 2017

RankAirlineCountryScore
1Singapore Airlines Singapore92.7
2Qatar Airways Qatar92.6
3LufthansaGermany92.4
4EmiratesUAE92.2
5All Nippon Airways (ANA)Japan91.7
6EVA AirTaiwan91.6
7Cathay Pacific AirwaysHong Kong91.4
8Garuda IndonesiaIndonesia91.1
9Hainan AirlinesChina90.9
10Etihad AirwaysUAE90.8
11Qantas AirwaysAustralia90.7
12Swiss International Air LinesSwitzerland90.5
13Air FranceFrance90.2
14Thai AirwaysThailand90.1
15Virgin AustraliaAustralia89.9
16Turkish AirlinesTurkey89.7
17Asiana AirlinesSouth Korea89.6
18Japan AirlinesJapan89.5
19Air New ZealandNew Zealand89.4
20Austrian AirlinesAustria89.1
21KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesNetherlands88.9
22AirAsiaMalaysia88.8
23Aeroflot – Russian AirlinesRussia88.7
24Norwegian Air ShuttleNorway88.6
25Air CanadaCanada88.5
26FinnairFinland88.4
27Cathay DragonHong Kong88.3
28China Southern AirlinesChina88.2
29Hong Kong AirlinesHong Kong88.1
30Bangkok AirwaysThailand87.9
31British AirwaysUK87.8
32Virgin AtlanticUK87.6
33JetBlue AirwaysUS87.4
34Delta Air LinesUS87.3
35Malaysia AirlinesMalaysia87.1
36Aer LingusIreland86.9
37Korean AirSouth Korea86.8
38Air India India86.7
39China AirlinesTaiwan86.5
40Aegean AirlinesGreece86.3
41Alaska AirlinesUS86.1
42Virgin AmericaUS85.9
43AirAsia XMalaysia85.8
44Jetstar AirwaysAustralia85.7
45EasyJetUK85.6
46South African AirwaysSouth Africa85.4
47Vietnam AirlinesVietnam85.2
48AviancaColombia84.8
49Ethiopian AirlinesEthiopia84.7
50Air AstanaKazakhstan84.5
51IberiaSpain84.3
52Indigo India84.1
53Southwest AirlinesUS83.9
54Saudi Arabian AirlinesSaudi Arabia83.8
55Azul Brazilian AirlinesBrazil83.5
56LATAM AirlinesChile83.2
57WestJetCanada83.1
58ScootSingapore82.9
59Oman AirOman82.8
60SilkAirSingapore82.4
61Porter AirlinesCanada82.1

The World’s Best Airlines For Business Travel In 2017

However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the airlines above are the “CEOWORLD magazine’s Best Airlines For Business Travel In 2017,” there may be many other airlines that offer excellent quality of service to it’s passengers.

This rankings should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing an airline, and are simply one element to consider.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 137,000 business travellers is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.

Amy Grant

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Reporter at CEOWORLD Magazine
Editorial Aide/Reporter at The CEOWORLD magazine. Nationally Syndicated Advice Columnist. Generally prefer dogs to humans. Loves dragons. New Yorker.
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