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Emirates has been named the world’s best airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards. This is the fourth time Emirates has won this top prize in the awards history. The airline also retained its stranglehold on the World’s Best Inflight Entertainment category with another strong performance. In addition to these top awards, Emirates improved its position across a range of awards categories performing well in First, Business and Economy Class survey sections and achieving a top-10 finish (10) in the World’s Best Cabin Staff category.

Qatar Airways was ranked No 2 in the world, and won other top awards being named the World’s Best Business Class, the World’s Best Business Class lounge and Best Airline Staff in the Middle East.

Third placed Singapore Airlines achieved top success winning the award for Best Airline in Asia, as well as the title for the Best Business Class Airline Seat.

ANA All Nippon Airways achieved repeat success, ranked No 5 in the world in the global results and securing the awards for the World’s Best Airport Services and Best Airline Staff in Asia for the second successive year.

Turkish Airlines has been ranked as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth consecutive years and 7th best airline in the world. The carrier is also voted as ‘Best Airline in Southern Europe’, ‘Best Business Class Dining Lounge’ and ‘Best Business Class On-Board Catering’.

Norwegian was voted the Best Low Cost Airline in Europe for the fourth successive year, in addition to collecting the award for Best Long Haul Low Cost Airline – for their expanding long haul operation.

The full Results can be viewed at » World Airline Awards.