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RANKED: The World’s 10 Best Business Class Airlines, 2016

Best Business Class Airlines 2016

Qatar Airways has been voted the best business class airline in the world for 2016, according to a survey of millions of travellers world wide, conducted by Skytrax, the leading consumer-aviation consultancy firm.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) took second spot, followed by Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai-based airline Emirates, and Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific, ranked third, forth, and fifth, respectively.

The World’s 10 Best Business Class Airlines, 2016

1. Qatar Airways
2. Singapore Airlines
3. Etihad Airways
4. Emirates
5. Cathay Pacific
6. ANA All Nippon Airways
7. EVA Air
8. Turkish Airlines
9. Air France
10. Lufthansa

Revealed: The World’s 10 Best Business Class Airline Lounges, Seats, Catering, and Dining for 2016

RankLoungesSeatsCateringLounge Dining
1Qatar AirwaysSingapore AirlinesTurkish AirlinesTurkish Airlines
2Turkish AirlinesQatar AirwaysQatar AirwaysQatar Airways
3Cathay PacificEtihad AirwaysAustrianEtihad Airways
4Virgin AtlanticJapan AirlinesEtihad AirwaysQantas Airways
5Singapore AirlinesEVA AirGaruda IndonesiaEmirates
6Qantas AirwaysANA All Nippon AirwaysHainan AirlinesSingapore Airlines
7Etihad AirwaysCathay PacificQantas AirwaysCathay Pacific
8EmiratesOman AirANA All Nippon AirwaysVirgin Atlantic
9SwissAir FranceSingapore AirlinesAir Canada
10EVA AirSwissEmirates British Airways

*The award for Business Class Comfort Amenities is based on the full range of comfort amenities that a customer receives in these premium cabins on long haul flights. This covers much more than just an amenity kit, and the Comfort Amenities award classification is about end-to-end comfort. This Award category includes the quality of pillows, duvets and blankets, onboard turndown / seat cover service, pyjamas, hot and cold towel services, washroom products, and of course the amenity kit.

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a media and technology executive, macro-economist, strategic thinker, chair, and chief executive officer of the CEOWORLD magazine, one of the world’s most influential and recognized global news publications. Under Dr. Amarendra's leadership, CEOWORLD magazine has become the world's most iconic news organization, whose rigorous reporting and unsurpassed storytelling connect with millions of business leaders daily. Additionally, he serves as the chair and founding member of the CEOWORLD magazine’s Inclusion Advisory Board.

In his current role, he counsels and collaborates with c-suite executives of large multinational corporations, helping them drive change in their companies to improve their competitiveness. Dr. Amarendra has extensive experience in serving on numerous boards. He leads and supports a globally dispersed team of columnists, correspondents, editors, journalists, reporters, researchers, and industry analysts.

He received his Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School, Paris, France. He also received his Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris, France, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his master’s degree in Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States.

As CEO, he transformed the CEOWORLD magazine into a highly efficient, digital-first, profitable enterprise. Today, CEOWORLD magazine is a standard bearer for modern responsible journalism. Dr. Amarendra retains a strong desire to continuously improve his skills and abilities and believes that the first step to being a true leader is to inspire others to lead with you.


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