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
5. Cathay Pacific
6. ANA All Nippon Airways
7. EVA Air
8. Turkish Airlines
9. Air France
Revealed: The World’s 10 Best Business Class Airline Lounges, Seats, Catering, and Dining for 2016
|1||Qatar Airways||Singapore Airlines||Turkish Airlines||Turkish Airlines|
|2||Turkish Airlines||Qatar Airways||Qatar Airways||Qatar Airways|
|3||Cathay Pacific||Etihad Airways||Austrian||Etihad Airways|
|4||Virgin Atlantic||Japan Airlines||Etihad Airways||Qantas Airways|
|5||Singapore Airlines||EVA Air||Garuda Indonesia||Emirates|
|6||Qantas Airways||ANA All Nippon Airways||Hainan Airlines||Singapore Airlines|
|7||Etihad Airways||Cathay Pacific||Qantas Airways||Cathay Pacific|
|8||Emirates||Oman Air||ANA All Nippon Airways||Virgin Atlantic|
|9||Swiss||Air France||Singapore Airlines||Air Canada|
|10||EVA Air||Swiss||Emirates||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.