Air Travel consists of travel by air using modern technological “vehicles” such as aeroplanes and helicopters. This kind of transportation is done for leisure purposes as well as for business and it has become a rich multi billion industry. For first time travelers and even for constant travelers, is always a question of which are the best airlines around the world. Below are some of them worth considering.
Air New Zealand- Air New Zealand Limited is the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand. Based in Auckland, the airline operates scheduled passenger flights to 25 domestic and 26 international destinations.
Etihad Airways - Etihad Airways is one of two flag carrier airlines of the United Arab Emirates along with Emirates Airlines. The airline operates more than 1,000 flights per week to 96 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with a fleet of 105 Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
Cathay Pacific Airways- The airline’s operations include scheduled passenger and cargo services to 168 destinations in 42 countries worldwide, codeshares and joint ventures, with a fleet of wide body aircraft consisting of Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 equipment.
Qantas Airways- Nicknamed “The Flying Kangaroo”, Qantas is Australia’s largest airline and the second oldest in the world. Founded in November 1920, it began flying international services in May 1935.The airline is based in the Sydney suburb of Mascot with its main hub at Sydney Airport. Qantas has a 65% share of the Australian domestic market and carries 18.7% of all passengers travelling in and out of Australia.
Emirates- The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai. It is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,500 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 142 cities in 78 countries across six continents. Cargo activities are undertaken by the Emirates Group’s Emirates SkyCargo division.
Singapore Airlines- Singapore Airlines was the launch customer of Airbus A380, currently the world’s largest passenger aircraft. SIA has diversified airline-related businesses, such as aircraft handling and engineering. Its wholly owned subsidiary SilkAir manages regional flights to secondary cities with short-haul aircraft. Subsidiary Singapore Airlines Cargo operates SIA’s dedicated freighter fleet, and manages the cargo-hold capacity in SIA’s passenger aircraft. Subsidiary Scoot operates in the low-cost carrier sector, along with minority-owned Tigerair.It ranks amongst the top 15 carriers worldwide in terms of revenue passenger kilometers and 10th in the world for international passengers carried
EVA Air- Since its founding in 1989 as an affiliate of shipping conglomerate Evergreen Group, EVA Air has expanded to include air cargo, airline catering, ground handling, and aviation engineering services. EVA Air is the 3rd safest airline in the world, with no hull losses, accidents, or fatalities since its establishment.
Lufthansa- Deutsche Lufthansa AG commonly known as Lufthansa is the flag carrier of Germany and also the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size when combined with its subsidiaries. It operates services to 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, using a fleet of more than 280 aircraft.
British Airways- British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom and its largest airline based on fleet size, international flights and international destinations. When measured by passengers carried it is second-largest in Britain.
South African Airways- South African Airways (SAA) is the national flag carrier and largest airline of South Africa. The airline flies to 38 destinations worldwide from its hub at OR Tambo International Airport, using a fleet of 54 aircraft.